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Posts tagged ‘immigrants’

Daily Prompt Love <3 Where You Came From

20 July 2019

If you live in the United States, unless you’re Native American, your people came here from somewhere else.

Make art about your immigrant ancestors. 

immigrants new york city

Image by skeeze from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 Failing to Care

23 June 2019 

Defend the cause of the poor and the fatherless! Vindicate the oppressed and suffering! Rescue the poor and needy! Deliver them from the power of the wicked!–Psalm 82:3-4 

Make art about our failure to care for those who need us most. 

immigrant child

Image by Aamir Mohd Khan from Pixabay

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 Refugee

“Like the refugee, poetry’s margin, its zero yield, its nothing, will have an essential role to play in what comes next. It is a “yes” to existence in the time of disaster, an affirmation of possibility when all else seems lost.”–Robert Fernandez

Make art about refugees. 

refugee

Image by kai kalhh from Pixabay

Daily Prompt Love <3 Diaspora In the Blood

13 January 2018

Thinking a lot about the ancestors, about how my DNA report reads like a mini United Nations, about the courage and desperation and desire they must have felt, possessed, to leave their homelands, from eleven different regions of the globe, leaving all they knew, for all kinds of reasons, some forced and others willing, escaping starvation, violence, but all without any idea of what lay before them.

Did they all know they would never go home again? What will it must have taken to survive. Do I carry that same strength of will? Do I honor what it took, what they went through. with my own life? A life I owe them? 

Make art about who dances in your blood. 

DNA me

Daily Prompt Love for St. Paddy’s Day <3

17 March 2017

Make art about an immigrant story, about the realities, about how America was built on the very backs of the immigrants they revile. 

no_irish

 

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