On July 18, 2016, I read "Thumbelina's Secret Architect," a story about Therese Ojibway, in the New York Times. Ms. Ojibway makes fairy houses. She creates tiny beds, chairs, ladders and doors from natural materials, and leaves them for children to discover. The day I read the story was the first day of Media Poetry Studio's summer camp for teen girls, which I co-created and teach poetry at. I told the students Therese Ojibway's story, and one of them was as charmed as I was. Over the course of the next two weeks, Shachi and I talked about it often. By the end of camp, I decided to make a video, showing a pair of woman's hands making tiny furniture out of twigs, string, glue and other found objects.
Shachi is the narrator, and the video is dedicated to her.
I hope you enjoy it!