Janel Schelzel, “My Name Is Winnie “


Janel Schelzel,
Minneapolis, Minnesota

My Name Is Winnie
Paper and ink

Artist Statement

The work I am submitting is a 8 page zine I made in 2021. It is a true story of a slice of our experience of living in South Minneapolis during all of the upheaval of the Covid pandemic. The story is simple, a baby was born to a white Mama and black Dada in South Minneapolis. We adore him and find everything he does
reminds us of a supper hero, but the real hero is his father who wraps him up in love. It is a story seldom told, but in a time of disunity and hate this book is a small reminder that unity, love, and hope remain.