HAIRstory Part I

May 11, 2021 / 6:00pm


This program will take place offsite at: 

Virtual on Zoom



Share your hair history in HAIRstory Part I, a virtual program led by Reframe History founder Shelli Reeves and artist Amber N. Ford.

In this one hour workshop, participants will develop skills to craft a story and learn Reframe History’s secrets for engaging audiences through story sharing. This virtual workshop will be held via Zoom and formatted as a storytelling circle. Advance registration is required. Registration is limited to 16 participants to ensure that all participants have the opportunity to share their stories. Captioning will be available via Zoom.

To request additional accommodations, such as live captioning or ASL translation, please contact Registrants will receive the Zoom link 30 minutes before the start of the session.

HAIRstory Part II will take place at 1PM [EST] Saturday, June 5. Details and registration can be found here. Please note: HAIRstory Part II is an in-person program, to be held outdoors on Toby’s Plaza, located at 11400 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106.

About the leaders:

Amber N. Ford

Amber N. Ford, whose work is currently featured in Imagine Otherwise, is an artist based in Cleveland, OH. She received her BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art (2016). Interested in race, and identity, she is best known for her work in portraiture, which she considers a “collaborative engagement between photographer and sitter.” Her work has been featured in exhibitions at Kent State University, Transformer Station, SPACES Gallery, The Morgan Conservatory, The Cleveland Print Room, Zygote Press, and Waterloo Arts, as well as in outdoor public spaces on the Capitol Theatre Building located at the corner of Detroit and West 65th. Recent awards include Gordon Square Arts District Artist-In-Residence (2019) and the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award (2017). 

Shelli Reeves

Shelli Reeves uses innovative ways to start conversations about racism while focusing on community, society, and policy. Her activism has led her to do work within museums, media, and political campaigns. Shelli is also the founder and CEO of Reframe History which is an organization dedicated to keeping stories alive through archiving the past, recording the present, and advocating for the future. Specifically, she does this by building a virtual African American Museum that is accessible through a Black history app where people can learn and share stories. Each project she works on is focused on marginalized communities and influencing positive, but not always easy, change.