More Than My Color: Reclaiming Our Narratives
Race is a burning topic, so is color!
Every day we see and live in the shades of our skins. But is this the only way to see a person, value them, acknowledge them? If you are an immigrant, a child born to immigrants, or someone who has called this land home for generations but look “different”, SEWA-AIFW invites you to share your story about race or color and (re)claim your identity—the freedom to be you!
The narratives that define us should be ours, as should the stories comprising them. SEWA-AIFW offers a safe space to speak your truth and shatter the model minority myth.
We look forward to reading about how you are more than your color.
Submission Deadline: May 5, 2021
Shelter Art Project: Unleash Your Creativity
Art is a medium of expression and can become your voice when the oppressors think you have been silenced. Violence, whether it is domestic or sexual, takes away a lot from an individual. While it leaves scars, there is healing too, though it may take its own course and time for each individual.
This art project is an effort by SEWA-AIFW and Violence Free Minnesota to let the world see through your art that despite the violence meted out to you, you are not only a survivor but a victor who has transitioned, triumphed, and won over your difficulties!
We are partnered with Violence Free Minnesota to hold this contest with several women’s shelters around Minnesota.
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2021