Stories from those Born 1980-1989

My grandparents bought me my first sewing machine for Christmas when I was about fourteen or fifteen years old. My grandma taught me how to sew and how to actually put a quilt together. And, my first quilt I made was a jean quilt. The jeans were old pairs of jeans I had laying around from elementary school to high school. I did not have a pattern. I just threw it all together -- and it came out pretty cool.


The most important technological moment for me was when my turquoise G3 arrived in the mail. I bought the G3 with graduation money and a scholarship I had earned. My family had a computer only a little bit before that -- I did not have much technical savvy at all. But, with that computer, I learned to code. I began to express my ideas with technology. For me, the G3 is a symbol of many beginnings: Including my journey to become a teacher; my journey to become a media artist and a media thinker. For me, that computer is a symbol of empowerment -- in a way that no other technological device will symbolize empowerment.