Telling Our Stories
Telling Our Stories: Reflections on Race, Culture and Identity in written words...
Telling Our Stories: Reflections on Race, Culture and Identity are testimonies that document personal experiences with race, culture and identity -and how they have shaped the individual in written words.
The voices represent students from Pace University and the City University of New York (CUNY), as well as their family members and friends. They are young and aging; citizens and undocumented workers; heterosexual and queer. Some of their accounts are uplifting, while others are tragic and speak to the failures of immigration laws, the educational system and public policies that are designed to protect the underserved and marginalized. Altogether, they form a kaleidoscope of experiences that at times mesh seamlessly and other times collide with our sensibilities. Nevertheless, they remain our stories.
The Written Word
- Above It All: The Story of Me
- Bi-Racial, Queer, Femme and Finding My Voice
- Coming to Terms—On Being Muslim and Italian
- Food Memory Project
- Growing Up Black in Brooklyn
- I Am Joy--I Am Special Education
- I am Here Despite…
- My Cultural Evolution
- My First Encounter with Racial Profiling and Police Brutality
- My Life as an Undocumented Student
- On Being Handicapped
- Oyinbo: Will the Real Nigerian Please Stand Up!
- Puertoriqueña y Presente! Puerto Rican and Present!
- Rude Awakenings
- The Multiple Identities of Roberto Chavez
- The Story of Me
- The Strong Black Woman Demystified
- Through African Eyes