Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project

The challenges of 2020 were immense and impacted each one of us. They laid bare deep inequities and racial disparities in our culture. They changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we show up for each other. But, most importantly, the challenges of the past year have given us all the rare opportunity to collectively reimagine our future…to shake things up and chart a path toward a healthier, more equitable city.

To understand the impacts of 2020 and what that new path forward might look like, we launched Reimagine Seattle, a storytelling project in which community members from across the city reflect on their current experiences in Seattle, how they’ve been impacted by the events of 2020, and their hopes for the future of our city. Stories for the series were commissioned from Seattle artists, writers, community advocates, and social justice leaders.

The stories in this project are told through writing, artwork, photography, audio recordings, and videos. Each provides a snapshot of the rich diversity of Seattle and helps identify areas where we can do better.