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Butterfly Story Collective Podcast: stories of immigration and immigrant experience

The Butterfly Story Collective is a network of local storytelling projects and events produced by immigrants and about the immigrant experience in the United States. Each project is locally produced by its participants, and can take various forms, including videos, live events, story circles, music, art installations, blogs, among others. In this case, it's a podcast.

Whatever the form, the practice that guides the Collective is one of ethical storytelling, which puts the person who lived through a particular experience in control of how their story is told. As a space to share resources, learn from one another and strengthen local relationships, the Butterfly Story Collective strives to create more intimate connections through the collective power of storytelling.

 

SEASON ONE:

Students with DACA at the University of California at Davis

 

Dec 5, 2017

Divine shares her journey of arriving from the Philippines at 11 years old, her struggles to further her studies, being the only undocumented person in her family, having a brother who voted for Trump, and the potential of sharing stories to change people’s minds.


Nov 28, 2017

Roy, a DACA recipient and UC Davis graduate student, talks about the silence in his family surrounding their migratory status, overcoming the challenges of being undocumented in his pursuit of higher education, and the importance of good mentors.


Nov 21, 2017

Deniss, a graduate student at University of California at Davis joins Andrea Gaytan of the AB540 & Undocumented Student Center to share her experience of growing up in a conservative part of California as undocumented, of reconnecting to her indigenous identity in college, and of finding strength in the joy and laughter...


Oct 27, 2017

This podcast is a production of the Butterfly Story Collective, a network of local storytelling projects and events produced by immigrants and about the immigrant experience in the United States. Each week we will share new stories from storytellers across the country.