During the spring and early summer of 2016, Artful Life worked with the University of New Mexico's "Dream Team"--DACA students--encouraging them to tell their stories through art.
Through a series of evening and weekend workshops, the group of 24 students created writings, drawings, paintings and mixed-media works that expressed where they come from, who they are, and where they are going.
In a climate that can be hostile to DACA youth and their families, these art-making sessions allowed students to create in a safe space and take creative control of their narratives.
Lead artist: Michelle Otero. Artist Team: Otero, Shelle Sanchez, Valerie Martinez.
Learn more about the UNM Dream Team here.