Kate Starr Kellogg, Image courtesy of Arthur Bowie.
To honor the little-known contributions of Chicago’s early women agricultural and cultural workers, Melissa Potter and I are collaborating on a new publication entitled Invisible Labors, inspired by a research and native garden project in the Morgan Park and Beverly neighborhoods formerly known as The Ridge. This book will weave together historical archives, photographs, and original new artwork that creatively interprets the crucial role that women have played in working and stewarding land in our city. Designed in collaboration with Tamara Becerra Valdez.
Invisible Labors will be released in Fall, 2022.