Sharing HERstories

Multicolor graphic for the Celebrating Women who tell our stories event.

In celebration of Women’s HERstory Month, The LP is launching a series of events in partnership with local stakeholders and businesses in Bed-Stuy. The events will feature the voices of Black women artists and community leaders whose work has made impacts across Black history, art, identity, business, and social justice.

Join us on March 30 from 6-8 pm for Celebrating Women Who Tell our Stories—a community event for local residents, entrepreneurs, and artists to connect over storytelling, held in partnership with the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, Brooklyn Comedy Collective, and Brooklyn FAM.

As part of this event presented by the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, our 2023 Create Change Artist-in-Residence Kira Joy Williams will share her oral history and visual storytelling project, “Home is in the Stories,” and facilitate a workshop on storytelling and placemaking at the event’s close.

Participants will be invited to share their stories of home and make portraits of one another, and the stories and portraits will then be formed into a collective, photo-based story-quilt.

Time: Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 6pm-8pm

Location: Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Black and white photograph of Kira Joy Williams smiling in a turtleneck with hands on hips

Kira Joy Williams (she/they) is an artist and community builder based in Brooklyn, NY on occupied Lenape land. Kira strives to contribute positively and generatively to existing visual representation of Black people in the U.S. by creating archival materials in collaboration with the very people being represented. Through photographs and oral history, Kira’s art explores notions of diaspora, home, care, and community. Her photographs and recorded histories exist in the wake of longstanding memory-work traditions that use the past to make sense of the present and construct a new future––one in which we all belong. Kira received a BA from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University in 2015 and is currently a Master’s student at Gallatin. Kira believes wholeheartedly in the power of art, abundance, and mutual aid, and in her plant babies.