Meet our 2019 Feminism in Action Grant Awardee
“Print Ain’t Dead” from Creative Team Arielle Gray & Cierra Peters
Boston-based multi-media artists Arielle Gray and Cierra Peters co-founded the used literature pop-up/ reading room, Print Ain’t Dead to increase access to works and ephemera created by people of color, with a focus on womxn. Support for this project from the Mass NOW Foundation’s Feminism in Action Grant will support the expansion of Print Ain’t Dead to help Gray & Peters build a digital spin on a library that will transform tech dependence into a literary experience by turning the city landscape into entry points for learning and spread works written by black and brown womxn to all willing to listen. With a special focus on expanding knowledge and access of these writings to the communities of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan, where there is a dirth of local bookstores, the project will meld original artwork, digital engagement, well-known works of literature by black and brown womxn, as well as lesser known offerings from zines, to essays, to radical political writings.