Here’s where we publish your story. If it’s a written story, paste it in below. What should the story be about? It’s simple, and we want it to stay simple so others will read it, enjoy it and share it with others. It should relate in some way to your experiences as an immigrant, as someone new to Chicago and the United States. It should be about something that was difficult to overcome or that made you particularly proud of accomplishing; something that was unique to you but that others can relate to.
Here are a few prompts that might help you decide what story to tell: an experience learning the language, problems with “papers,” keeping the family together, fearing “the law,” connecting with back home, trying to get work, culture shocks, remembering the migration, and identity issues.
Tell one small story rich in detail and you’ve told a story others will remember and pass along.