The Telling Our Stories project is designed so students work in teams to document and produce short digital stories highlighting the experiences of other UW-Tacoma students with regards to one or various aspects of their identity, whether related to race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, disability, place of origin, etc. The goal is to understand how student’s identity, and overall way of seeing the world, affect their college experience, whether in the classroom or on other spaces across campus.
Through this course, students have engaged in conversation about their own social identities and their positionality in relationship to the people they are interviewing. The project employs different elements of pre-production, production and post-production, skills the students have begun to learn through this class. In addition to the videos, students have also developed this online platform where the work can be viewed and made accessible to the public.