Kirsten's Travel Journal

October 18, 2017

With support from Miller Art Scholars and the University Award for Projects in the Arts, I had an amazing opportunity to travel alone this summer and work on an artist’s book. Over the course of June, I backpacked from Madrid to Rome. My project takes the shape of a travel journal and is an attempt to capture the strange, inspiring, and occasionally frightening experiences from my travels.

The majority of my trip was overwhelmingly positive and empowering; however, there were a handful of moments where my gender became a vulnerability. There were a handful of moments where I was usafe and taken advantage of. Some of the images I have included in this selection represent those moments of vulnerability.

My book can be viewed in its entirety on my website.

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