The short animated film, I, Destini tells the story of having an incarcerated brother from Destini Riley’s perspective (at the time she was 14). The film is a collaboration between her and filmmaker Nicholas Pilarski. Frame animations are the products of a series of creative workshops between Nicholas Pilarksi and the Rileys.
A black-and-white archival process photograph of Destini Riley at a public event. She stands in front of a stage with several artworks on it, one of which has text that reads "TIRED OF BEING A / [THREAT?]." A man standing beside her holds a microphone.
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Destini T. Riley, Nicholas Pilarski, Lattina Lennon Riley, Sarah M. Bassett, Kathleen Lingo and The New York Times Company