With grace and poignancy, LA resident, undocumented, and trans (non-binary) author Féi Hernandez examines the intersection of country and body.

THIS WEEK
 

 

 

 

In the basement of a former Catholic church in the Bronx, a Buddhist monk uses radish broth and tofu to tip the scales toward karma. 

Danielle Burity’s documentary is deeply empathetic and subversive as it takes us inside the mask of a costumed times square performer and the lives of the illegal immigrants that often take these jobs.

A documentary reveals the stories of the squatter community – most of them immigrants – that took over abandoned buildings in the Lower East Side of Manhattan reconstructed them and made them into homes.



Stories from previous weeks:

Changing expectations through art: portraits and interviews with 16 immigrant women in New York: “You can never imagine where these women are coming from and what their stories are.”

Evocative music and writing by Jordan Vanderbeek “life is about trading out what is for what might be”

Bodega Stories

"These small spaces felt like home to me, and the stories I heard from the people in them drew me in even more." 


 

WHAT WE'RE READING  

 

 

WRITING FROM AROUND THE WEB

  • Where LGBTQ War Refugees Finally Feel Safe -Narratively
     
  • They Came Here to Serve. But for Many Immigrants, the Army Isn’t Interested. -NYTimes
     
  • Meet The Unknown Immigrant Billionaire Betting Her Fortune To Take On Musk In Space -Forbes
     
  • Meet the judge who is forcing the government to reunite immigrant families -USA Today
     
  • An Immigrant Community Haunted by Suicide -PEW
     
  • Ryan Reynolds and More A-Listers Read an Immigrant Mom's Story About Separation from Young Son -People
     
  • 5 books about immigrant and refugee experiences that you'll want to read with your kids -Mashable
     
  • Chinese Immigrant Restaurateur Struggles with Culture Shock -Voices of NY
     
  • Undocumented Immigrant Launches Company For Latinos In Tech -Forbes
     
  • The American Dream: What the U.S. means to immigrant entrepreneurs and tech leaders -GeekWire
     
  • How Being An Iranian Immigrant Affected My Mental Health -NAMI
     
  • How Carmen Alvarado adjusted to US work culture after immigrating from Venezuela -New Women New Yorkers