From August, 2018

Conversations with my hair

Queens wear their crowns proudly! When I say crown, I don’t mean jewels of adornment. The tresses that grow from my head is my crown. I have so much to say about my hair…and I am sure my hair has much to say about me.   Hair: It’s burning, is it supposed to feel this way? Me: Well, how do you think it’s SUPPOSED TO FEEL? Hair: I don’t know, but it’s burning and my head is hurting from perming and pruning just ruining my fruition Scalp on fire.. Stressing out my roots. Fine tuning my texture, forgetting my complicated complexion Stop…

Digital Storytelling M3- Landmarks for Life- A Collaborative Digital Story

Introducing our collaborative digital story  Landmarks for Life For our collaborative mobile story, we decided to get out into nature and visit a local landmark. Each of us created, edited, and narrated our own videos using images and video that we captured while visiting the landmarks. The final video edit was done by Stephanie Ali. Digital Story Title: Landmarks for Life Team Members: Aurora Thornton (Team Lead) Stephanie Ali (Video editor) Shante Pierson (Script Writer) Scenes: Saratoga Spa State Park, Edible Arbor Trail, and Norfolk Botanical Gardens Media Used: Narration, original images, video, audio, text, sound effects (Saratoga Spa State…

Digital Storytelling M3- Creating a collaborative Digital Story

“Stories of place become ways to discuss land resource management, indigenous land rights, climate, disproportionate public health impacts on the poor, and countless other other issues becoming part of our national and international civic dialogues” (Lambert, 2013). My classmates and I have been split off into teams where we have been tasked to create a collaborative digital story. I suggested a topic that allowed us to get out of the house and enjoy a bit of nature because my daughter loves going to the park and going on nature walks. My team mate, Aurora, suggested creating a video about the…