A name can be powerful, it is a tool, a construct or a symbol. Its value is measured by how much validation we give it. Like South, names are part of the system by which we orient ourselves, but is also a tool for othering. I wanted to explore the power and curiosity of a name and explore the nuances of what is in a name. Can one understand the world around us in a different way if we rename or reject them?
Megan Kindsfather is a New York based artist and educator who runs art programs at the Lower Eastside Girls Club since 2014 and cofounded the community based art collective, Brooklyn Recycle Project. She has worked in New York, Chiapas, Jaipur and Denver. Megan is currently nishing her Bachelors degree in Anthropology and Fine Arts.