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Welcome to the Our America Writers' and Artists' Project!

The Our America Writers' and Artists' Project transcends the confines of a classroom, where the lessons taught are only illuminated with a willingness to excavate both an individual 's cultural and personal history to learn more about one's self and to make powerful meanings from this knowledge...all within the landscape of the American experience.

Established in 2013, the Our America Writers' and Artists' Project published and produced a Race and Ethnic Studies journal entitled America the Beautiful: In Spite of It All! With both grace and grit, this journal is comprised of ethnic autobiographies that intimately showcase the declarations of writers who delved deep within to depict the people and places of their past.

With a special emphasis on actively rethinking their links to double consciousness, these authors and artists took into consideration their awareness of self while remaining mindful of how others also seek to define them. Regardless of race, gender, class, religion, or sexual orientation, the Our America Writers' and Artists' Project serves as a platform for essayists, poets, and artists to express the empowering and crippling aspects of this sociological term since it essentially permeate all of our existences.

Currently, this unique writers' project has recieved essays and poetry packaged within the genre of the personal narrative where the authors dually challenge themselves and their audience to question what cultural definitions pervade their concept of self and whether this awareness of self merges or collides with the commonly held beliefs that this great nation was founded upon in spite of it all and because of it all..."life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

On behalf of the Our America Writers' and Artists' Project, we would like to extend an invitation to you to begin examining the cultural assumptions attached to your ethnicity/ethnicities and how these notions shape how you view yourself, your family, and your ancestors. If you have recieved a copy of the journal, please consider submitting your review and/or comments of the journal to us. We would truly be honored to hear from you!

More importantly, we thank you for taking time out of your day to visit with us and together let's continue to savor the richness of our simililarities along with the distinctiveness of our life stories! Happy Reading & Writing!

Bea Gyimah, M.A.

Our America Writers' and Artists' Project

Editor & Founder