Where Are They Now?

In 2015, we awarded these three women with
The Feminism in Action Grant.
Here is an update on what they are doing now.


Chrystal Koech
Chrystal Koech is a filmmaker and writer based in Boston, MA where she is currently working on a short documentary about the domestic workers rights movement. She graduated from Tufts University in 2015 with a BA in American Studies, with coursework in education, film and gender studies. She got her start in multimedia and film through Tufts University’s Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice, during which she produced three short-form multimedia projects.
Her project tentatively titled, MATAHARI – JUSTICE, follows emerging leaders of the domestic workers rights movements as they work to implement the Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and end gender-based violence and labor exploitation. Her goal is to highlight the powerful organizing and transformative work these leaders are pioneering.

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Mattie Loyce and Alicia Chatterjee

Created by Mattie Loyce and Alicia Chatterjee, The Art of Life After project seeks to create space for survivors and supportive communities to celebrate art and creativity that may have arisen from the complexity of a life including experiences of violence. The Art of Life After started with one art show and through personal work and community support is developing into a larger multidimensional project.

The next installment is The Art of Life After: Workshop Series, a weekend event that will focus on building strategies and capacities for self-care and community-care through creative and expressive healing workshops for survivors of intimate violence. The Workshop Series will culminate in a final show of voice and intentional witnessing, open to the public. To learn more about this project, please visit www.artoflifeafter.org.