I ask questions and look for answers through the exploration of underrepresented stories.
In grad research, I looked into the spatial reasons for why girls were so devalued that mothers and fathers in China chose to terminate them before they were born. Results showed that policies played a large role, however, there’s no denying that culture (harder to quantify) played an important role. A thousand more questions arose from this understanding, one of which is the role of religion in the gendering of culture at various scale levels. I was recently given the chance to practice ethnographic interviewing on a gendered and religious topic in the short documentary, Faithful, with the talented Dane Christensen at the helm. This was my intro into visual storytelling and to the discovery that collaborating with other question-askers and storytellers is simply the best.