We first met about 10 years ago when Elana/E.M. participated in a “Justice & Jewish Thought” study group that was being hosted at Rachel’s house, but we really got to know each other through the New York Collective of Radical Educators when Rachel was working as a teaching artist and E.M. was a high school history teacher.
A few years ago, E.M. visited Rachel’s studio, saw the venn diagrams Rachel was drawing, then started making her own as a form of journaling and processing the world. Elana came up with the name "VENT diagrams" to describe the way we both use this form to draw out fresh thinking from seemingly conflicting truths. We decided we wanted to work together to explore and share this efficient and powerful form, and thus @Vent_Diagrams was born.