002: Katie Beth and Katie

They met in college in Chicago, Illinois.

Katie Beth and Katie met on Halloween of 2010, introduced by mutual friends at their college, DePaul University. On New Years Day, they sat with me to tell the story of how they became friends, how they became friends again, and all the ways and reasons why they remain friends.

See it all here.


telling stories about kickass female friendship

Ladybugs is an exploration of female (woman-identified, as well as queer and gender non-conforming) friendships. This project aims to tell stories of strong gal pal-ships and start conversations about the importance of those dynamics and bonds in our personal lives, collective unconsciousness, and pop culture.

Ladybugs is a multimedia, multi-platform experience, centered around an interview session with a few pairs of folks talking with us and each other about their relationship. I'll share photos and videos of the two and their shared spaces and artifacts, as well as audio snippets, collected together in a kind of visual essay to be posted here, starting in Fall 2015.

The hope is that this project celebrates the transformative power of female friendships.

A secondary goal of this project is to document the process of experimenting with this project. This site will change over the development of the feature; everything from layout to colors, branding and content, is subject to change. 

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