Graphic recording Intersectionality and Black Feminism by Tiaré Jung at Stratagem

Graphic recorders Michelle Buchholz and Tiaré Lani Kela Jung from Drawing Changed teamed up with diversity and equity consultant Cicely Blain at STRATAGEM. It was a 2.5 day summit that “takes diversity and inclusion to the next level – infusing timely political discourse with courageous social justice knowledge”. Today, we’re highlighting Tiaré Jung’s awesome graphic recordings from STRATAGEM to keep this conversation going.

Image description by Cicely: a graphic recording piece titled “Preventing Burnout.” Woman running quickly with her heart projecting outward, with the text “this is hard work.” Hands reaching out, the text reading “what are we offering to each other?” Accents of pink, blue, and green.

Cicely featured Tiaré’s image on Instagram, and writes, “This piece is from our panel on burnout, where we were introduced to the concept of JOMO (joy of missing out), and discussed that feeling when you just can’t even anymore. We’re so thankful that this emotion-rich, hilarious, serious, moving, multidimensional panel was captured on paper so it can have the long life it deserves!”

Here’s another great online accessibility and inclusion tip – include detailed image descriptions like this one by Cicely: “A graphic recording piece titled “Preventing Burnout.” Woman running quickly with her heart projecting outward, with the text “this is hard work.” Hands reaching out, the text reading “what are we offering to each other?” Accents of pink, blue, and green.”

Graphic Recording Intersectionality and Black Feminism

Graphic recording adds to the learning environment for participants in the room – and importantly, it keeps the conversation going with people who weren’t there. Intersectionality and Black feminism is such an important topic – and this graphic recording by Tiaré Jung not only reflects leading thinkers on the topic but also creates a legacy of their ideas in an accessible, visually beautiful way afterwards.

Image description by Cicely: A graphic piece reading: Intersectionality and other Lessons from Black Feminism. There are graphic depictions of Angela Marie MacDougall, Naomi Gracechild, Annette Henry, and Amina Yasin. Some text reads “I see you,” “I am here for you,” “Take everything but the burden,” and “People want to be like us but they don’t want us.” Also pictured is imagery of the earth, and a Black woman with her mouth covered by a white hand, accompanied by the text, “A Black woman is the most unloved and unprotected person.” The image has splashes of blue, pink, and yellow."

For this image, Cicely writes, “Oh wow, we still can’t take our eyes off of the incredible graphic recording pieces by @drawing_change. …Even if you didn’t attend #Stratagem2019, here’s a peek into one of our sessions: Intersectionality and other Lessons from Black Feminism.”

Image description by Cicely: A graphic piece reading: Intersectionality and other Lessons from Black Feminism. There are graphic depictions of Angela Marie MacDougall, Naomi Gracechild, Annette Henry, and Amina Yasin. Some text reads “I see you,” “I am here for you,” “Take everything but the burden,” and “People want to be like us but they don’t want us.” Also pictured is imagery of the earth, and a Black woman with her mouth covered by a white hand, accompanied by the text, “A Black woman is the most unloved and unprotected person.” The image has splashes of blue, pink, and yellow.”

Showing “We Get It” as Graphic Recorders is Important

For us at Drawing Change, when clients host an important, nuanced, and multi-layered event – we want to reflect it well on the page. We want the people we collaborate with to trust us as much as possible – and know that we will listen deeply, bring our lived experiences and empathy, and draw in a way that shows we care about the content of your event as seriously as you do.

Hope to see you at the next STRATEGEM – because we all need a world that takes diversity and inclusion to the next level! 

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About photo of Tiare Jung Tiaré Lani Kela Jung, graphic recorder at Drawing Change

Tiaré Jung is of Hawaiian, Tahitian, Irish, and Chinese descent (other ancestry still being uncovered), raised in Lheidli T’enneh territory. Graphic recording since 2016, Tiaré draws upon a skill set of facilitation, illustration, and design (Capilano University). Tiaré brings learning from years of family and community care work into how they show up as a graphic recorder.