Kelsey Mata

     Alaska Native artist Kelsey Mata created a digital illustration of a clan house's firepit, a place where members of her indigenous community would gather to share knowledge and stories fireside. Historically, tribal elders and storytellers would practice the oral tradition of narrating stories for younger generations; Kelsey has helped Hyphen Reads represent this indigenous way of enlightening, learning, and growing. You can find Hyphen Reads products that feature Kelsey's "Fireside" imagery here and here