Tenderloin Activists with GIRLFLY 2018

A series of posters illustrated for & with direction from GIRLFLY Youth Program 2018. 

In the summer of 2018, Openi worked with the youth participants at GIRLFLY to illustrate a series of posters summarizing their takeaway from the oral histories they collected from three activists living and working in San Francisco's Tenderloin district.


The 2018 Summer Arts & Activism Project brought 20 young women from the Bay Area to:

  • Get hands-on experience in aerial and site specific dance
  • Earn $500
  • Create original dances for performance
  • Learn from working with professional dance artists
  • Learn about issues of girls’ empowerment and social justice
  • Conduct an activism project
  • Investigate poetry, journalism, and oral history writing
  • Connect with young women across neighborhoods, schools, ethnicity, and sexual orientation


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