Featuring Sara Abdullah, Amber Atiya, Babita Chhetri, Mckendy Fils-Aime, María Guaillazaca, Jacqueline Johnson, Adriana Mora, Sam Rush, Dolly Sharma, and K. Sloan
BABITA CHHETRI is a Nepali-speaking immigrant from the hill station of Darjeeling, India. She came to the U.S in 2007, leaving her two children behind with their grandparents. She works as a house keeper in Manhattan, and lives with her friend in Jackson Heights, Queens.
DOLLY SHARMA, 43, was born in Darjeeling, India and immigrated to the U.S with her husband and her 13 year old son after they won a DV lottery in 2013. Formerly a housekeeper, Dolly now works for BCS, a packaging company and, lives in Woodside, Queens with her family.
Introductions by Meera Nair, workshop leader.
Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops Program, representing Jack Arts Inc., Kundiman/Adhikaar, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Union Square Slam, and Women Writers In Bloom.
A Letter Home is supported by a grant from Asian Women Giving Circle.