"Indigena," The Latin root word of “indigenous,” brings to mind not only the roots from which we grew, but also the ways in MARGINALIZED PEOPLE put down roots in the face of being constantly othered and denied existence.
Established in December of 2019, Indigena has already had several successful community readings. Past readers include Eduardo C. Corral, Tyree Daye, Chen Chen, Rajiv Mohabir, Nina Foster, Sass Orol, Jessica Q. Stark, and Destiny Hemphill.
What does it mean to come from somewhere else, to really come from somewhere else? And, in trying to find home, how does one navigate such an othered life?
Perhaps, through sharing our art, we can attempt to answer such questions. We encourage folx who identify as part of a marginalized community, including but not limited to people of color, QTPOC, and people with disabilities, to be part of and enrich this new collective.