Reimagine Seattle: Adrienne La Faye

The challenges of the past year have changed the way we live, the way we work, and the way we show up for each other. They have also given us a rare chance to collectively reimagine our future. With the Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project, we invited community members to reflect on their current experiences in Seattle, how they have been impacted by the events of 2020, and their hopes for the future of our city.

In the video below, portrait artist Adrienne La Faye talks about capturing the experience of Black, front line workers in her new Essential Workers Project, and the challenge of trying to find healing while still in the midst of the pandemic.


Adrienne La Faye standing outside, looking at camera
Adrienne La Faye is a painter, author, filmmaker, and community social justice art educator focused on chronicling the African American diaspora. Seattle born and raised, an African American, a narrator compelled artistic-historian, a woman, an activist, same-gender married. Ms. La Faye is a defender of those who have been, disenfranchised, and marginalized in the constructs of systemic racist judicial systems.

Submissions for the Reimagine Seattle Storytelling Project were commissioned by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. The opinions expressed and information contained in each submission do not necessarily reflect the policies, plans, beliefs, conclusions, or ideas, of the City of Seattle.