The interviews in this project were conducted between 2021-2022, and relied on existing personal connections, friendships, and professional networks.  The edited pieces audible here are condensed versions of full life histories.  

If you are interested in recording an oral history to continue the project, please reach out:

Tamara Santibañez is an interdisciplinary artist and oral historian living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Their work is rooted in storytelling and the visual language of identity construction, exploring subcultural semiotics and the meanings we make from bodily adornment. They approach the body as a contested political territory and as a site for archiving and accessing personal and collective narratives, proposing tattooing as a political intervention.

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