My name translated is Strength

a collaboration between Harbor Voices and Professor Ereni Markos at Suffolk University

‘My name translated is Strength’ is a collection of ancestral and recent stories of immigration and origin and connects stories of the past to stories of the present in immersive community collaborative public art installations. We strengthen community bonds by finding parallels in our common story and celebrate cultural diversity in harbor communities.

Stephanie Benenson, founder and director of Harbor Voices, is a social practice artist living and working on the North Shore of Boston. She believes that art, particularly participatory projects, has the ability to bring people together and impact communities. Social collaboration and storytelling strengthen family and community bonds, creating resilience in our youth and increasing connectivity within diverse populations.