Welcome to my website. This site shares my body of work. My work involves documenting the lives of “elders” – those that have turned their life experiences into wisdom. Enjoy your visit and I look forward to you returning.
“Aging Well”, a radio program (92.9/Philadelphia), was started in November 2018 and seeks to create more inter-generational connectivity, support and information for individuals as they age and for the caregivers that assist them. Through live interviews and conversations with those providing services to the aging, we hope to generate a groundswell of interest for the aging population. “Aging Well” is meant to affirm the aging population and those who care about them. Listen here.
2016 Leeway Foundation Transformation Award Winner
Julie Rainbow is a social research activist artist, who integrates critical thinking with 25 years of social work experience; while synthesizing and analyzing stories from elders into original artistic work. Elders who've turned their life's experiences into wisdom share their life experiences. Read more: Julie Rainbow LTA ‘16
Bodies of Work Include:
“Catch the VIBE” (Voices and Images of Beloved Elders)
“Catch the VIBE” (Voices and Images of Beloved Elders), is a multimedia theatrical performance that shares the histories of elders, while exploring intersections of culture, history, photography, music, media and technology in the modern world. >>read more
“Standing the Test of Time: Creating Relationships that Endure” - Workbook
“Standing the Test of Time: Creating Relationships that Endure,” takes a look at the intimate lives of African American marriages of 30 years or more, to reveal valuable lessons in developing loving and lasting relationships. >>read more
“Not Finished Yet - Elder Women of Philadelphia”
“Not Finished Yet - Elder Women of Philadelphia” is a photographic/literary exhibition that shares the histories of elders, women 80 years of age or older, while exploring intersections of culture, history, identity in the modern world. >>read more