By Taye

My name is Shante Pierson. I am passionate about many things and my many passions are what drive me. I am a mother, student, singer/songwriter, natural hair enthusiast, blogger and lover of all things art. ! I enjoy doing anything that allows my creativity to flow as free as the wind.

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…

Digital Storytelling M3 Learning- The Editor/Script Writer

Module three has begun and I am very excited to create a digital story with my classmates. We have been set up into teams with the goal of creating a collaborative digital story. I suggested a mobile story that involves getting out into nature because my daughter loves being outside and learning about nature. What a great opportunity for both of us to learn and explore the beauty that is all around us. Since. Starting this course, I have been spending more time outside. I enjoy taking photos of sunsets, gardens, flowers and architecture. In chapter two, Lambert stated that…

Digital Storytelling- M2 Mobile Story: Intimate Partner Violence and it’s Effects

  Digital Story Title: Domestic Violence Theme Music: Original music created with Garage Band on iPad Tools: iMovie for iPad, Garage Band, Canva, YouTube Media Used: Voice recording, royalty free images, video Digital Story Duration: 8 minutes, 26 seconds Similar Stories: https://www.shensmithbarristers.co.uk/clerks-blogs/child-custody-abusive-child-cruel-child-dont-trust-ex-partner-child-arangement-barrister-lawyer/ Digital Story Duration: 8 minutes, 26 seconds Image One by GETTY/HUFFPOST Women Narration (Video News Reporter) Inaudible Nashville woman fighting for her life brought a community together tonight. Singers performed at Gospel United Church in Nashville and people wore purple for domestic violence awareness. It was all to honor thirty-seven-year-old Carolyn Harris. Harris’s boyfriend is accused of shooting her…

Digital Storytelling- M2 Mobile Story Introduction

My second mobile story is a story that has effected my family for a number of years. I decided to that I wanted my mobile stories to cover topics that raise awareness for issues that have made in impacted the lives of my family members. Intimate Partner Violence is an act that continues to be an issue here in the U.S. and across the globe. My mobile story discusses what IPV is, who is affected, as well as ways in which IPV can be prevented. With the help of my sister, I conducted a brief interview in which my sister…

Digital Storytelling-M2 Decisions, Decisions

This module, I kept going back and forth in my mind about the topic that I wanted to cover in my next mobile story. I was able to narrow down my choices by applying the advice I received from a professional digital storyteller. There are stories all around us, just waiting to be told. The topics that I want to address are topics that are not easy to talk about. Topics that often don’t receive as much spotlight as it should, because it makes people uncomfortable. Aside from deciding what to cover in my mobile story, I have been researching…

Digital Storytelling- M2 Learning

As I continue to learn about new applications and platforms that I can use to create digital stories, I find myself becoming a bit overwhelmed. After viewing some of my classmates digital stories, I am reminded that I have much to learn. My first digital story was definitely not my best work, but I am content with the grade that I received because the message that I wished to portray was delivered. I received some tips from my peer review that I plan to take notice of moving forward. I am currently working on module two’s mobile story and I…

A Day as Hard as Copper- M1 Digital Story

  Digital Story Title: A Day as Hard as Copper Scene: All images used are my own original photos of my Fiancé Matthew, my daughter Skylar, and myself which play throughout the movie. Theme Music: Modern theme Tools: iMovie for iPad, Clips (to edit images of individuals not included in story), Canva (For creating the…