'No more excuses, voting rights now!' Yolanda Renee King, American activist Martin Luther King Jr.'s granddaughter, shouted as she walked to the White House, holding hands with fellow activists. As Congress debated the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and Freedom to Vote Act, I witnessed many women stand at the forefront of the protests.
2022 was a huge election year in the United States, not least because the midterm elections will determine the control of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Over two months, I interviewed 21 activists and produced a multimedia portrait series. The story included an Indigenous attorney in Colorado, a grassroots activist in Georgia, and a youth mayor in Washington, D.C. During the production process, I also created virtual portraits of activists who resided outside of Washington, D.C,.