OERigin Stories is a series of interviews with women of color working in Open Education. I interviewed six individuals in the Open Movement (faculty, librarians, policy makers) and asked them to share their experience with Open Education. Because I believe Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic, and other women from traditionally marginalized communities have rarely been given an opportunity to share their experiences in the Open Movement, OERigin Stories focuses exclusively on women of color in OER. It is my hope that future iterations could focus on different groups.
The project was not a research project and, therefore, there is no analysis of the participants’ responses. OERigin Stories does include some reflections but it is important that each woman’s story is taken not as a data point but as a complex, intersectional story. The intention is for readers to read each participant’s story.