In late October of 2018, news media reports of a giant caravan of migrants from Honduras flooded our televisions and social media platforms. The reports painted them as a mob of thousands, coming to burst through the U.S. border to terrorize our families. Images focussed on crowds of people swarming through Central American cities and highways. I was appalled at how these people were portrayed. Not as individuals who left their homes because they felt their lives were threatened, but as a mass.
On November 1st, 2018, artist and activist, Paola Mendoza and I in collaboration with the non-profit organization, Families Belong Together, travelled to Oaxaca, Mexico to join up with the Caravana Migrante to meet some of these people and hear their stories to share them with the world.