Its been over 15 years since I have been to the country of my mothers birth. As a child I used to frequent Colombia with my mother and brothers, but after my mom's passing in 2004 I did not return. This trip was not only a reunion with family, but also a time to explore myself by way of ritual. My memories of Colombia are there, but to confront my identity in a new place was difficult.
It was a month of realizing my place in a place that is also transitioning. I now have more questions than answers, but am grateful for the opportunity to figure it all out.
Return looks into the migration of second generation American born millennials to the land of their parents and grand parents. Return will look at women of color specifically, as their journeys are usually forgotten. Return will look into the complexities that comes with reconnecting with an environment that might embrace or reject you.
View from Casa Rosa, Palmira
Casa Rosa [Polaroid], Palmira
Basilica of Our Lord of Miracles, Buga
Basilica of Our Lord of Miracles [Polaroid], Buga
Entrance of my Grandparents home [Polaroid], Palmira