Where Are The Women: Love, Solace, and Courage
What is the project and why does it matter?
This research project re-imagines archival images and their connected stories through an inclusion of women’s voices and lived experiences, providing the foundation for HERSTORY, while the narrative in the portraits continues timelessly into the next generations. The research, based on the interview of four South Asian women from the Fraser Valley who were separated from their partners for a number of years before reuniting with them in Canada, sought to interrupt that flow of time to re-inscribe the untold story into the images so that the story is complete. This research includes researching the archival images, and reimagining old family portraits- complete with the story as we learn it.
**The SASI is grateful for the kind and generous support of the BC Historical Federation and the awarding of the Centennial Legacy Fund grant which allowed us to collect these stories which are too often ignored. We hope this project motivates other women to come forward with their incredible stories of settlement and migration**