Nuestro Andar Florece

Immigration Stories in Brooklyn

Nuestro Andar Florece (Our Journey Blooms), celebrates the stories of Mexican immigrant women that have planted their roots in Brooklyn, New York.

As part of the Barrio Roots Festival that took place in late October 2016, Michelle led this mural project along with artist Federico Zuvire. The project was supported by Habitajes, a non profit based in Mexico City. They offered a series of creative workshops at Mixteca Organization with women that shared their immigration stories.

The women are mothers, students, educators, and some survivors of domestic violence that found a new home in New York. The women decided on the messages that are conveyed in the mural. For three weeks, the artists, workshop participants, local Brooklyn artists, and neighbors participated in the creation of the mural.