UNESCO/UNITWIN Network Affiliate Unbound Visual Arts (UVA) is hosting a new storyteller series called New Narratives: Reclaiming Asian Identity Through Story. Long active in our Network, Mei-Mei Ellerman is featured as a Storyteller in UVA's latest exhibition! The Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) is a Partner of UVA for these events. Mei-Mei also currently chairs the Gender and International Development Initiatives (GaIDI) at Brandeis University. Congrats to Mei-Mei on her fabulous work!
More on UVA's latest exhibition here: https://www.unboundvisualarts.
Mei-Mei's full story in UVA's link above:Storyteller Artist Statement
A brief account of my decades-long search for identity and belonging.
Though I still consider myself a world citizen, having lived in many countries I consider "home," it was only by attempting to weave together the endless threads of my families' tapestry (adoptive and biological), that I developed a full sense of my identity.
According to my Maman, grandfather use to say, "Wherever you hang your hat is Home." That is how she felt as she spent decades living on different continents until she gently slipped away at the age of 94. I followed in both their footsteps, and never felt out of place, no matter what the country, even if I didn't speak the language. And yet, did I fully belong? Was I able to close my eyes and feel that I was surrounded by "my people?"