We have printed two editions, and its been amazing, thank you for supporting this project in the way you have! We will not be printing more in the foreseeable future. Adriana has continued this work with the project First Fronteras.
Femme Frontera is a journey into the physical borderlands of CA/MEX and TX/MEX through parallel story telling, by Arlene Mejorado and Adriana Monsalve. They are exploring fronteras (borders), both literal and figurative, and the many ways they manifest in the immigrants experience: past, present, and future. They are telling stories through personal narratives and connecting them to each others and to their environments and surroundings. This is how to have a conversation with yourself about what makes you uncomfortable and what brings you comfort. By teaching each other to explore, photograph, and present the realities in our neighborhoods, we enable ourselves to take control of our stories. Where we point our camera, and how we use them, makes a difference in the publics perception of the immigrant experience. This project was funded by the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures and is part of the Master Artist Grant for 2017; where a mentorship took place that created a space for growth, challenge and collaborative work between the emerging artist, Arlene Mejorado, and the master artist, Adriana Monsalve.