ABTF is an intergenerational coloring book exploring the possibilities of building a future grounded in the care economy.
The images we chose are meant to preserve localized and national organizing efforts that are resisting going "back to normal” and nuggets of history from all our different “homes.” The storybook was designed as a coloring book, so you can read the story online and then print out the pages to include your own vision of freedom.
At the back of the coloring book is a "Reflection Questions" section, with questions and context ideas for each page.
Coloring can support different generations, learning styles and abilities to engage in meaningful conversation through the process of slowing down. Coloring & drawing can also prompt us to ask questions about each other’s choices regarding what we’ve added to the page.
After a few coloring conversations, when everyone already feels comfortable sharing with each other, consider recording audio of your conversations on your phone as a way of preserving your own oral history. Make sure to get everyone’s consent first!
If you choose to share your colored pages and reflections via social media, consider using the hashtag #FreedomExpress
Stay tuned for reflections on our production process. For right now we’re just grateful to be sharing this labor of love with you.
Diana Rosario &
Karen Hurtado-Ocampo &
Special thanks to the Creative
Wildfire artist network featured
in these pages:
Jackie Fawn (pg2)
Amir Kadar (pg15)
Maisie Richards (pg 6)
Julio Salgado (pg 9 &10)
Thank you to Ingrid Romero & Sapna
Pandya-Shafqat for their thoughtful
input on the reflection questions.
This project was funded and supported by the Creative Wildfire Fund.
Last year, Macorina Films partnered with NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic & Gender-Based Violence to design a virtual training for caretakers, educators, and elementary school children on how to develop healthy relationships. The curriculum content was developed by public school educators and is being implemented this year across New York City public schools with grades K-5.
The presentations are now live and can be used a resource by all! Check them out here.
Our team consisted of Brittney Washington as illustrator, Karen Hurtado-Ocampo as colorist, and Karina Hurtado-Ocampo as project coordinator. Thank you to our colleagues at the NYC Mayor's Office to End Domestic & Gender Based Violence for the opportunity to bring this work into fruition.
A special thank you to Disability Access Facilitator, Language Access Coordinator and Policy Advisor, Sara Gomez, for working closely with us to bring forward her vision.
Excited to be releasing new stories soon on creating regenerative economies!
Karina's script, The Taking of Lincoln Hospital script has been selected in Launch Pad's Top 50! The pilot is inspired by testimonies found in Iris Morales' "Through the Eyes of Rebel Women."
Log line: In the 1970s, a group of Puerto Rican activists take over a hospital in the South Bronx to protest the terrible conditions that have resulted in the deaths of countless Black and Brown patients.
"From Maintenance With Love," has been selected as a finalist of Shore Script's Short Film Fund! The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced.
"From Maintenance With Love," is a 30 minute, sci-fi dramedy, inspired by conversations with maintenance staff working during the pandemic in NYC.
Logline: As if having to work through a pandemic wasn’t enough like living in the Twilight Zone, the skeletal maintenance crew of a deserted office building starts noticing strange, possibly supernatural occurrences, taking place during their shifts. As the unprecedented political events of 2020 intensify so do the surreal incidents taking place in the building.
Beyond Access & Representation showcases case studies that stretch all aspects of the production process to go beyond access and representation in dominant media and create our own pathways and platforms. This report was published as part of Movement Matters' Community Media programming.