Last year marked the first UndocuWriting Retreat, a writing workshop for undocumented writers, organized and funded by CultureStrike. Next month, CultureStrike will publish writings that came out of the project in the first volume of an anthology. The video below offers a glimpse of their lives, their forthcoming works, and their experience developing their voices and craft.
Through collaborations and conversations, a common theme emerged: home. And this is no easy concept for these UndocuWriting participants, who are undocumented, queer, women of color, trans, and come from five different countries and seven states.
“It’s a question of identity,” says UndocuWriting coordinator Sonia Guinansaca. “And how that identity is often attached to one word. It’s about how people think they know you because of that one word, how it’s been manipulated and disfigured to fit into something that it never did.”
Look for UndocuWriting’s first anthology this August. And for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.