THE #100DaysofUSArrivals started with the #100DayProject, a social media challenge that encouraged participants to make a version of the same thing everyday for 100 days and post it on Instagram. I immediately knew I wanted to do something with refugees and immigrants. So much focus in mainstream media revolves around the stories that either bring people to the US or that tries to keep them out, but their experience doesn’t magically end when they step foot on US soil.
I ask participants to share a story or an impression with me of something they remember from their first 100 days in the US. The stories I want to share are about adjusting to life here and to encourage others to look at things with fresh eyes.
I would love to collect as many stories as possible. To contribute a story or first impression along with a photo, country of origin, year, and city of arrival, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with #100DaysofUSArrivals in the subject line. Or feel free to just post your own on Instagram and hashtag it with #100DaysofUSArrivals.