Student Profiles: Laura Doggett

 

Laura Doggett is a community artist and educator who absolutely believes in the transformative power of creative expression and storytelling in the lives of young people. She has worked with teenager in DC, NYC, and the mountain of WV and KY to tell their stories through video, audio, and creative writing. She has been inspired by the stories told by her young collaborators in all of their brilliance, honesty, hardness, and hope. In joining the MFA program at Duke, she hopes to continue this collaborative storytelling, particularly with teenage girls, while exploring artistic tools and innovative storytelling methods that help them share their experiences in new ways with the world around them.