LEAVING HOME, FINDING HOME: STORIES BY SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN WITHIN THE US

LEAVING HOME, FINDING HOME is a digital storytelling space by and for the immigrant women from South Asia residing and attending universities in the United States (South Asian countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka). As a South Asian academic, immigrant, and digital archivist for this platform, I invite women who identify as South Asian to share their powerful stories related to immigration, identity, freedom, and equality. The forum is an open-access website for social networking, connecting with the fellow immigrants, and sharing and celebrating both collective and individual experiences.

If you want to participate you can use various mediums, such as, write your story or experience, submit a video, a sound file, and/ or a photo to ensure that you retain agency and ownership of your own experiences. By contributing your story to “Leaving Home, Finding Home” your story will be a part of a published collection of oral narratives. Scalar as a platform allows the users to incorporate media into the text.

I can help you to upload videos and texts if you need any help. I can do it on behalf of you if you find the platform, Scalar, confusing or too time-consuming. This is a startup project and there is still a long way to go. I need your help to make this happen! 
Please click on the link below to have a better understanding of this project. I have one digital story uploaded on the site for your reference. Please let me know if you have any other questions. 

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