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.