This project was created during my first semester as a Lead Media Instructor for the Baltimore Speaks Out (BSO) middle school program at Wide Angle Youth Media.

Students from local middle schools gathered at the Orleans branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library to learn graphic design and Black American history. They worked individually and in pairs to create a two-page spread, choosing topics that were personally important to them on the theme Why Black Lives Matter. Using their learned knowledge of history, research, and design, they created this 18 page zine. Through applying to Wide Angle's Innovation Fund (an internal grant for student-led projects), I was able to receive funding to print 200 copies of this zine. The Skin We're In was printed at 8.5" x 11" and currently resides online and at every Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore City and County as well as at our local bookstore Red Emma's.