Texas Freeze is a unique collection created in the immediate aftermath of the polar vortex that devastated the lives of many Texans in February 2021. This community-based collection hears from working-class people of color, community organizers across Texas, and essential workers.
Many Texans were not prepared for the winter storm and felt abandoned by our elected officials, leaning on mutual aid networks to survive. The Texas Freeze has fostered conversations about climate change, the electric grid system, emergency management, and the impact on underprivileged communities. Although the warm sunshine has returned, the storm’s remnants will haunt parts of the state for months or even years to come. The storm’s impact on finances, health, homes and livelihood will not simply fade away.