“HEY MAMAS”



Senior Thesis
(2021, Ongoing)
for the Pratt Institute
There are only 15 Lesbian Bars Left in America today. This is a massive drop from the 200+ in the 70s and 80s, not including underground speakeasies & clubs. Meanwhile, #WLW on TikTok has over 8 Billion views and counting. Hey Mamas investigates the question What does this mean for the Woman-Loving-Woman (WLW) community and how it sees itself? What is the importance of site and visibility? How does community live on in a post-physical world? It is not a solutions-based project so much as an ongoing discussing tying together elements of social media, community quilting, data analysis, and collective memory.