Did you come to this country from another? Did you come here willingly, hopeful, afraid, heartbroken, jubilant? Were you too young to remember the “old” country, but clearly understand the journey to assimilation in the new country?
We would like to hear your story.
This site is dedicated to the millions of female immigrants who came to this country for any reason. It’s about women who came here alone or with other women, as well as about those who came in the company of a man or men and who often stood quietly in the shadow as a man determined her future.
The unobtrusive presence of a loyal and courageous woman is often the greatest source of strength to the man or men with whom she traveled and built a new life. Whether he is her father, her husband, her son, her brother or another, it is time to hear her story. Whether she made her journey alone or in the companionship of other adults or children, we want to hear about her experience.
Some of you came as children and others as adults, alone in the journey to a new life. Some were brides-to-be and others were already mothers and wives, taking the journey not only for themselves but to ensure a better future for their families. The stories we are looking for are the motivations, untold sacrifices, the physical and mental challenges and emotions of immigration and resettlement from a female perspective. We want to give each woman a platform and a voice, a chance to tell of her love, enthusiasm, zeal, devotion, sacrifice, commitment, fear…in short, the FEMigration story.
Your story began when you left your other home, but it did not end when you arrived in your new home. We want to hear your journey to settlement, employment, property ownership, community acceptance or rejection, and more.
Your story is probably about more than just you. Your spouse, your children, your friends, the people you may have left behind…it’s all your story. We want to hear how your journey impacted your life.
We also want to hear the stories of the people who were impacted by immigration in their communities and networks. Did you have relatives and friends who were immigrants and who helped you learn the immigrant’s story? As a friend or a relative of an immigrant, how did these relationships contribute to your views on immigration now and how did they impact your own life?
Here’s a few points to know:
- You don’t have to be a professional writer. We can help you edit your words for presentation.
- You don’t have to identify yourself on the website. We will maintain complete privacy for you and your story can be told as an anonymous submission.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to share your immigration experience with us (and with the world). All inquiries are confidential. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Share this site with others if you think they might have an interesting immigration story or perspective to give to the world. Our blog is not limited to featuring one cultural group over any other. All women with an immigration experience or story are welcome to contribute if they wish.