Over break, Eliana Pipes (CC ’18) and a team of students released a new video series, Meet me @ The Clinic, a show about a character named Dia, who is described as “a Youtube social justice vlogger trying to fill a void” and another girl named Nina, “a girl with a lot of questions and one big secret.”
The show, written and directed by Eliana is focused on exploring the life of volunteers at a local reproductive health as they work to support women while dealing with a host of challenges.
As noted on their website,
Meet Me @ The Clinic started as a series of questions we had for ourselves as artists: What stories did we want to see that we weren’t already seeing? What kinds of characters did we want to play that weren’t necessarily available to us? What issues were most impacting our lives? What responsibilities did we have as artists who create media?
The premise came out of our dream summer internship scenario: Two young women volunteering at a Women’s Health Clinic – adventure, education, growth, friendship, coming of age realizations ensue.
As the series took shape, we were inspired by trailblazing artists and activists who use their platform to give voice to new, impactful stories. It’s our aim to create diverse and inclusive media that represents the narratives of marginalized groups, specifically the experiences of women and people of color – and creating this series has given us the unique opportunity to do just that.
On top of being a hilarious, insightful show, the team is quite diverse. Of the 35 cast and staff, 23 identify as females and 15 are people of color.
Be sure to check out their videos this week and follow the team on Facebook.