DREAMing Bodies: Testimonies of Inequality 


DREAMing Bodies
is a collaborative photo essay with DREAMers, their families and friends on which, through images captured by them, we explore the limits of concepts like legality and identity as well as belonging experiences. 


Foto Sheridan Aguirre Edición Yamel Thompson
Ana Flores

Ana Flores: A DREAMer is a person that immigrated to the US by either choice or life occurrences that now is staying permanently because of the opportunities this country provides. After living in the US, they have become Americans by living and embracing the culture. They hope and want the same privileges and responsibilities that an American has, yet they are limited by a broken immigration system that only instigates fear and separation between the Undocumented and documented Americans.

Ana Flores
Ana Flores
Ana Flores

Maricela Galvan

Ana Flores

Maricela Galvan

To me, a DREAMer is a limited experience that describes undocumented youth who are focused on education and the workforce, like the DREAM Act bill.
Sheridan Aguirre

Maricela Galvan

Maricela Galvan

Maricela Galván: Tengo muchas cosas pero me siento como prisionera porque no puedo ir a mi país, no puedo hacer muchas cosas, tengo que estar manejando sin licencia. Para mi la licencia era algo como…. mi tesoro, era mi seguridad. Cuando mis suegros se murieron no pudimos ir, desde que nos venimos mi esposo nunca los volvió a ver ni nada. Mi sobrina se murió, la hermana de mi esposo, también, y nada. Es como que tienes muchas cosas pero a la vez no tienes nada.

Maricela Galvan

I prefer dreamer, all lowercase or all uppercase.
Sheridan Aguirre
Ana Flores
To me a dreamer is an undocumented person who is living out their life in inbetweens, looking to accomplish one or many dreams, some big, some small, and exposing the gaps between the word of law and the body that needs to survive and wants to thrive.
Sheridan Aguirre

Sheridan Aguirre: To me, a DREAMer is a limited experience that describes undocumented youth who are focused on education and the workforce, like the DREAM Act bill. I prefer dreamer, all lowercase or all uppercase. To me a dreamer is an undocumented person who is living out their life in inbetweens, looking to accomplish one or many dreams, some big, some small, and exposing the gaps between the word of law and the body that needs to survive and wants to thrive.

Sheridan Aguirre
Ana Flores
Sheridan Aguirre

Maricela Galvan

Ana Flores
Sheridan Aguirre
Sheridan Aguirre
Sheridan Aguirre
Ana Flores
Ana Flores
Ana Flores
Ana Flores
Ana Flores
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