What started off as a casual conversation, Iliana and Mu realized how much they have in common - from their frustration towards whiteness to the normalcy of gender inequality. Their pride in their cultural individuality led them to regard self-expression as a celebration of diverse experiences, thus resulting in We, Ceremony.
We, Ceremony is a response to the lack of representation and the negative portrayal of women of color in everyday life. With our collected stories, we celebrate the unique voices within our community, while challenging society to confront the issues rooted in systemic racism.
This talk will focus on the personal narratives of Iliana and Mu, as women of color from El Salvador and Taiwan, respectively, and how storytelling can be used as a tool for healing and validation, while empowering communities and uplifting voices rarely heard from, but urgently needed.