”When you work here, you work in the interest of the people in the community, not just your own personal goals.”
Rachel May’s writing has been published in the New York Times, National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveler, LitHub, and Guernica, among others. Her most recent book, An American Quilt: Unfolding a Story of Family and Slavery (Pegasus Books, 2018), was favorably reviewed in the New Yorker, Publishers Weekly, Bitch Magazine. She’s now at work on a memoir and a biography.
Public Thinker: Chawne Kimber on Constructing Quilts and Speaking History
By Rachel May
"You cannot talk about race without talking about cotton. The materials that I use are desperately important as a layer of meaning in the work that I make."