As a partner of Bluestocking Film Series, I'm happy to share that Che Grayson (@fandomfox) was in Portland, Maine this past week for Bluestocking! Based in New York and with a background in photography, comics, and filmmaking, she also served as one of the official photographers for the Bluestocking Film Series and will be writing about her experiences for the Bluestocking website. (Posts will be cross-posted here.) It was so lovely to welcome her to Maine for this amazing event! Read more about Che below and follow @BluestckngFilm and fb.com/bluestockingfilmseries and the hashtags #DriveSheSaid and #femaleprotag for more information on the series.
Che Grayson is a New York based filmmaker and comic book creator from Long Island, New York. Her documentary photography work in places that include Vietnam, Arizona and the Pine Ridge Reservation sparked her passion for storytelling. As an MFA thesis student at New York University’s graduate film program, Che has written, directed and produced several short films and has worked under the mentorship of Spike Lee and Kasi Lemmons. Che is also the creator and writer of a comic book series called Rigamo, about a young girl who discovers that her tears bring people back to life. This series helped her overcome her grief at the death of a beloved aunt. She’s currently a TED Resident, focusing on comics & activism as she explores using these forms of storytelling to tackle other tough subjects, heal, and inspire.
Jacqueline Lee Katz