Femme Frontera

Femme Frontera is a journey into the physical borderlands of CA/MEX and TX/MEX through parallel story telling, by Arlene Mejorado and Adriana Monsalve.  They are exploring fronteras (borders), both literal and figurative, and the many ways they manifest in the immigrants experience: past, present, and future. They are telling stories through personal narratives and connecting them to each others and to their environments and surroundings. This is how to have a conversation with yourself about what makes you uncomfortable and what brings you comfort. By teaching each other to explore, photograph, and present the realities in our neighborhoods, we enable ourselves to take control of our stories. Where we point our camera, and how we use them, makes a difference in the public perception of the immigrant experience. -AM

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