At Project Ava, we are fueled by the passions of storytelling and these acts of storytelling are actuated by none other than our amazing group of Storytellers. Traversing timezones, experiences, and marginalities, our Storytellers unite under the common drive that stories are important and need to be heard.
Learn more about how to apply to our Storyteller Program.
“I hope to explore how we learn to understand ourselves and the identities we hold through our relationships with others.” – Marie Angeles
“Stories that are queer, radical, diasporic, challenging, and accessible.” – Viet Hoai Tran
“There is a story in you, an inextinguishable fire, that only you can contribute to the world.” – Angela Pang
“I hope to tell a story either about mental health/stigma in first generation minority communities AND/OR one about the intersectionality of gender/race/identity in first gen./Filipino diaspora” – Aubrey Marie Bundoc Manahan
“The dualistic, immigrant consciousness that builds and clashes with the world around me.” – Aarón Sanchez Guerra
“I hope to tell the story of the unapologetics, those that have been othered their entire lives but now are reclaiming their truths and dismantling what “normal” and “acceptable” means.” – Connie Chavez
“The reality of persons whom identify as fat and to shatter the stigmas, myths, and limitations associated with larger bodies.” – Ellise Smith
“I hope to tell a story that is unapologetically Black.” – Tiye Sherrod
“The Vietnamese American voice is anything but silent.” – Olyvia Chac-Nguyen
“After generations of cultural genocide, I want to express from my own experiences and understanding how Indigenous people are still affected today.” – Agnes Woodward