The Abuela Stories Project Digital Archive provides free public access to a platform that makes space for and gives light to the non-traditional matriarchs, Abuelas or grandmothers.
The project intends to highlight the essence of Abuelas, their guidance, distinctive personalities, and detriments through original works of poetry, prose and photography. The Abuela Stories Project brings distinct Abuelas out of the kitchen, from past memory into present day spotlight, to take an intimate look at the lessons they offer new generations.
Created by Peggy Robles-Alvarado, founder of Robleswrites Productions, Inc.
This archive seeks to make space for Abuela stories and present them to the public, in order to maintain this art of storytelling and preserve the hearts and souls of these women.
This digital archive is an extension of an interactive art installation inspired by the anthology titled, “The Abuela Stories Project”, published in 2016.
Deadline: February 21, 2022
- No writing experience is necessary
- Must be 300 words or less
- Include your name as you wish it to appear on their site The Abuela Stories Project
- Must be honest- tell a story of who your Abuela REALLY was/is