I dug deep for this talk. The Guibord Center, an interfaith organization, partnered with IslamiCity for a storytelling program. The topic was "Surviving Racism" - a heavy topic. I told a story I cried about on my therapist's couch. You can hear it too! Check out “How Survivors of Racism are Healing: The Stories” from The Guibord Center on Vimeo.
The video is available at https://vimeo.com/693769823
My artwork will be exhibited in the show, "Holy Sparks," a collaboration between the Braid in Santa Monica and Hebrew Union College in New York. Twenty-four women artists were challenged to portray twenty-four women rabbis. I was honored to create a piece about the supercool Rabbi Julie Schwartz. Rabbi Schwartz is the first female Naval chaplain. Usually, my work is in comics. With this piece, I wanted to challenge myself to present the multitudes of my subject in just one image.
We've gotten some good press too!
You can read more about the exhibit here:
Emily Bowen Cohen
I draw memoir-style comics that explore being Native-American and Jewish.