England selected Local News Regions Essex selected. Image caption Southend-based Elsa James has a residency at Firstsite in Colchester An artist has said she wanted to take on the "Essex girl" stereotype by exploring what it is like to be a "woman of colour" in the county.
Elsa James, 51, has a residency at the Firstsite gallery in Colchester. More on this story.
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Together we can build the visibility of the project so other people can share their contributions and crucially, so these stories are seen both in person and online across the county and beyond. So far, the people I've photographed for this project I've found through my own life, online forums, Wikipedia, alumni groups and word-of-mouth. This covers:.
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Apart from that warm fuzzy feeling inside and being part of creating public art with meaning, there's a number of goodies you can get from pledging:. As well as this, there's also the chance to submit interview questions, nominate an Essex Girl yourself, and even an afternoon out - so we can shape this project together. I'm an Essex-born now London-dwelling storyteller and campaigner. This project is part of a Kickstarter initiative supporting social practice artists in the UK. This is a learning curve! I've also never explored a new form of practice on this scale.
Essex girl - Wiktionary
But I've done my research into displaying work like this, and I have a great support network of artists and innovators from across London and Essex that have offered to help me make this happen. I guess there's also conquering my fear of reframing a negative stereotype term on a huge public scale. That's a big challenge in itself. But this is the first step! You'll get a one-of-a-kind selfie taken during the project process - maybe with one of the participants, whilst on the road, or even with a billboard.
You'll get a poster featuring one of my favourite photos from the series, a limited edition postcard, as well as a special, unique memento from the project. You'll get a limited edition physical publication showcasing the stories from the series and 2 x postcards. Hello generous soul! You'll not only get a limited edition publication featuring stories from this series, but you'll be sending a copy to a school, youth or community group in Essex too - helping us build a county-wide archive of these stories.
You'll also get 2 x postcards from the project too. You want all the merch? You got it!
With this you'll get a poster, 10 x postcards AND a copy of our publication too. I'm saving 8 interview spots for Kickstarter supporters to curate. Do you have a woman or non-binary person from Essex that you think deserves to have their story shared? Here's your chance to give them that. You'll also get a copy of the publication and postcards, and a memento from the interview with your nominee, as an extra thank you for your support. Not only will you get a copy of the zine and 5 copies given away, a poster, 10 x postcards AND a memento.. But you'll get an afternoon tour in a part of Essex with the artist, where you'll explore the things that make the place so special.
You'll get your very own Portrait too. Back this project. Rewriting the Dictionary: Portraits of an Essex Girl. Edi Whitehead. Rewriting the Dictionary: Portraits of an Essex Girl Showcasing the stories of women and non-binary people from Essex. About Essex is radical, varied and bold.
With your help, we can get the pictures and stories of women and non-binary people put up on posters, billboards and social media across Essex and beyond What is this? I've not met a single person from here who's not trying their best. Behind the scenes of my interview travels so far. Behind the scenes with Liz! Liz is a therapist, writer and comedian originally from Rayleigh.
The Essex Girls
Wouldn't she look great on a poster? This is Tamika. She's from Barking. A good contender for cover girl for the zine? She lovingly described this project as 'archiving in real time' - and I think she's onto something. Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ.