My Projects Runway

My Projects Runway

Founded by Jayah Arnett, My Projects Runway is a storytelling platform that challenges the stereotypes of New York City housing residents. It highlights people, culture, trends, and deep history. People who live in public housing are often stereotyped and assigned to being single-parent families, welfare recipients, school dropouts, and criminals. While we do live in communities that have a lot of ups and downs, the ultimate goal and mission is to inspire and allow people to bring forth their own stories, dreams, and accomplishments. Follow at @my.projectsrunway.

Archive Exhibitions Featuring My Projects Runway

Community Matriarchs Of NYCHA

Abrons Art Center
 archive : 2021

Digital storytelling platform My Projects Runway celebrates women residents of Lower East Side public housing who have contributed to transformative change in our neighborhood with portraits from Courtney Garvin and a video work by Christopher Currence.

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Archive Sessions and Events Featuring My Projects Runway

Sep 182021

10 Under 10

Photoville’s 10 Under 10 featuring presentations from The New York Times, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Abrons Arts Center, Magnum Foundation, Pulitzer Center, Indigenous Photo, United Nations Women, Joseph Rodriguez, The Darkroom Masters, and National Geographic featuring live music from Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project.

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