All illustrations by Nicole Carter
Artist statement by Nicole: At the beginning of this incredible undertaking, Julie asked contributors to send us pictures of them doing something related to GWSS. They were welcome to interpret that however they pleased and we got tons of great photos that I used for inspiration. I had never really done portraits before, and certainly not to this scale, so I was excited and nervous to dive into this project. I approached these pieces with the idea that we are all a work in progress and left in some of my guidelines to demonstrate my process. This book and the folks that contributed to it is a testament to the diversity of our programs and I tried very hard to respectfully and adequately portray that in my work. Like the rest of my experiences in GWSS, I learned a lot completing these illustrations and I look forward to harnessing these new skills!
(in the order in which our essays appear)