I started drawing comics about my intersectional identity so that I could go into schools and share my story with kids. I wanted my own children to face fewer questions about their Native American background at their Jewish day school. So I am very excited to be included in the Jewish Educator Portal of the Jewish Education Project! Being included as a resource for educators has always been part of my mission as an artist. A sheynem dank and mvto (thanks) to the folks at the Jewish Education Project.
Check out my comic essay, "Visiting National Parks While Native," at the Jewish Book Council. You can find it here: www.jewishbookcouncil.org/pb-daily/visiting-national-parks-while-native
I was so thrilled to be part of the Cincinnati Jewish and Israel Arts and Culture event, ish Festival. I shared my story with a great crowd (virtually, of course!) and then we all worked together on a small art project that centered on identity. Can't wait to be there in person some day!
I'm very excited to partner with At the Well Project as they celebrate Jewish artists and connect women across the world. A Well Circle is a group of women who commit to meeting monthly. It's so great to have guidance as you connect with old and new friends. Go to www.atthewellproject.com to get the tools you need to create your own circle.
Check out Paper Brigade, a publication of the Jewish Book Council. My comic, My Sioux-Got is on page 68 of Volume 3! Very honored to be included with all the other great writers and artists.
Buy a copy of my mini comic, An American Indian Guide to the Day of Atonement at the Skirball. Get it in time to sneak into your siddur for Yom Kippur!
I took my storytelling live on January 31! I was part of an event at The Braid in Santa Monica, CA where Jews of Color told stories about their life. It was way out of my comfort zone. Big love to all of the other story tellers at the event. We felt like family! You can read more about the event in The Jewish Journal. http://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/231912/tales-jewish-diversity/
On November 14, I will be speaking at CSUN about my comics. Come to the American Jewish Experience class, there a few seats open to the public! Check out the link:
Emily Bowen Cohen
I draw memoir-style comics that explore being Native-American and Jewish.