Backstitch was a series I created about the relationship between death and fashion through history. I researched, wrote, illustrated and published bite-sized “lessons” about several historical incidents and trends and packaged them for Instagram carousels and stories, and then wrote each one into a longer, more thorough article on BuzzFeed. The Instagram account gained a large following over a short amount of time, and several teachers used my work in their classrooms. I also created a comic-style character named Tess who was the voice of Backstitch and who appeared in shorter posts and one-page comics in the feed.