Portrait of Catalina Cantu

Shoes – Catalina Marie Cantú

2017 Jack Straw Writer Catalina Marie Cantú has been working a on a series of short creative non-fiction stories as a way to speak to young women about feeling okay with who they are in a Photoshop world. Her conversation with curator Jourdan Imani Keith covers bullying, the influence of teachers, and the ubiquity of “Buster Browns,” the title of her piece in the 2017 Jack Straw Writer’s Anthology. “We have to build bridges with each other in order to move forward in this day and age, despite the political rhetoric that would have us do otherwise.”

Music by the Steve Griggs Ensemble, produced as part of the Jack Straw Artist Support Program.