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.
- Send us a story, poem, or other written work (800 words or less)
- Open to students 16+ and adults of South Asian descent living in MN
- Awards and recognition will be given as follows to our top three submissions.
- First prize: $150; Second prize: $100; Third Prize: $50.
SEWA-AIFW will reserve the right to utilize your submission, for SEWA purposes only, including but not limited to online, in print, and for marketing and/or fundraising purposes.
Submission Deadline: May 5, 2021
Submission Release: By signing & submitting my work, I hereby certify that this piece is solely my creation. I permit SEWA-AIFW the right to utilize my name & submission, for SEWA purposes only, including but not limited to: online, in print, and for marketing and/or fundraising purposes I have read this agreement and understand it.