Sonia Guiñansaca graced House #8A with a closed, intentional writing session between undocumented migrant artists, formerly undocumented artists, and children of immigrants. Invited writers moved together through the house, in conversation with one another about the experience of migration and finding “home.” The work left on the walls was on display to the public afterwards, and was a beautiful mixture of deeply personal and reflective illustration and text.
Queer Migrant Feminist Poet, Cultural Organizer, and Activist from Harlem by way of Ecuador. In 2007, Guiñansaca came out publicly as an undocumented immigrant. She is the co-founder of some of the largest undocumented organizations in the country, coordinating and participating in groundbreaking civic actions in the immigrant rights movement. She has also founded some of the first creative artistic projects by and for undocumented writers/artists. She has emerged as a national leader in the undocumented migrant artistic and political communities.