What We Carried—Contributors


Sarah Baldwin

Sarah Baldwin is a writer who lives in Providence, RI, and tells other people's stories, mostly.

Tonya Ferraro

Tonya Ferraro is a research ethics professional and researcher, educator, and metalsmith/artist. Her thesis, Letters from an interdisciplinary artist: Illuminating Korean adoptee identity through mentors and metal, included the sculptural jewelry series, mis(fits): identity and adornment. Inspired by memento mori (Victorian mourning jewelry) it explored existential consciousness through the lens of adoptee loss.

She has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level in varying disciplines, ranging from metalsmithing to expository writing.

Currently residing in Cambridge, MA, she reviews social/behavioral research at Harvard University.


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Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez

Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez is a Colombian, Providence-based visual artist, performance artist, and educator. Lundberg Torres Sánchez’s work has appeared in spaces including the Queens Museum, RISD Museum (Providence), Museum of the Moving Image (Queens), PHI Centre (Montreal), The Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts, the Morgan Library & Museum (Manhattan), The Granoff Center at Brown University (Providence), SP Escola de Teatro (Sao Paulo), Zona 30 (Lima), El Bunker (La Paz), La Galleria at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (Boston), The Museum of Work and Culture (Woonsocket, RI), The Main Art Gallery at URI (Kingston, RI), IMAGO Gallery (Warren, RI), the Pigeon Hole Gallery (Providence), Pittsburgh Performance Art Festival, Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, Providence International Arts Festival, PVDFest (Providence), DownStreet Art’s TRUST Festival (North Adams, MA), Jersey City Art & Studio Tour, La MaMa E.T.C. (Manhattan), Panoply Performance Laboratory (Brooklyn), Bowery Poetry Club (Manhattan), DCTV (Manhattan), Teatro Circulo (Manhattan), Silent Barn (Brooklyn), Fitness Center for Arts and Tactics (Brooklyn), JC Fridays (Jersey City), AS220 (Providence), and AURORA (Providence.)

Lundberg Torres Sánchez is a resident artist at AS220 in Providence, and is a member of the 2012 EMERGENYC cohort at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance & Politics. He is the recipient of NEA funding through AS220’s 2017 Community Live Arts Residency, was RISCA’s 2017 Merit Fellow in New Genres, and is RISCA’s 2018 Merit Fellow in Film & Video.

Zooey Arnold-Conner

Zooey is a queer mixed-race illustrator and fiber artist. Their work is informed by particular interests in identity and natural science, as well as experiences working in education, animal welfare, and design. They can usually be found in their tiny garden in Providence, covered in dog hair. 



Special thanks to the RISD Museum. 


This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.