I searched for a line to stand in / We define ourselves

My name is Alaa Mukahhal. I’m undocumented. I’m Palestinian, born in Kuwait, a citizen of Jordan, and raised in Chicago. We came on a visa that expired when I was 7 years old. 18 years we’ve lived in fear and shame. 18 years beating down on me with a list of cants. Cant work, cant […]

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Nathan: You have to be an ally, and you have to speak out

In solidarity with undocumented youth coming out across the country, IYJL organizer and ally comes out. My name is Nathan and I am an ally. Over the last year, I have witnessed numerous brave young people come out as undocumented. Some at large public gatherings, some in small intimate groups, some 1 on 1. Each […]

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[Audio] Chicago comes out of the shadows, unapologetic

You don’t really know what coming out is about if you haven’t heard it. For your listening pleasure, find all of Chicago’s coming out stories told at our second National Coming Out of the Shadows Rally: Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic. March 10th, 2011. Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic by ilehlainat2 The stories were recorded by Stephanie Manriquez, and […]

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