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Dear Readers of My UnDocumented Life blog,
While looking for a partner, we all hope that they have few skeletons in the closet. At the very least we hope to be acquainted with said skeletons. Well what if said skeleton is your immigration status? Welcome to the wonderful and complex world of dating while undocumented. As much as we would like to put our best foot forward as undocumented young adults, organizers, students, and potential partners, we all know reality is full of gray areas. So let’s talk about it! My Undocumented Life is calling for submissions* for a series called Dating While Undocumented.
Scroll down to the end of this post to read over the submissions we have received
It is our hope to start a much needed conversation, start a few support groups and also brighten the experience with more chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate and sharing messy dating experiences? Judge me by my feelings, my love of chocolate but not by my lack of papers! Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges– members of the My UnDocumented Life blog team. The winner will receive a box of Chococurb!
The My UnDocumented Life blog team
*Submissions can be in the form of original narrative, video, artwork, comics, photographs, or any other form of creative expression. Works can be in English and/or Spanish. Submissions from undocumented people and allies are both welcomed. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your submission. In your e-mail, please include your name as you would like it to appear online (e.g. a pseudonym or real name). If using real name, please include a short bio (3-5 sentences) and picture of yourself that will be published along with your post.
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