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This book celebrates the victories and resiliency of Latina women immigrants in the U.S. Each woman symbolizes a thread of tenderness.
This book celebrates the victories and resiliency of Latina women immigrants in the U.S. Each woman symbolizes a thread of tenderness.
71 backers pledged $7,325 to help bring this project to life.

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The book and audio book "Los Hilos Que Tejen (Threads that Weave)” depict the powerful voices of 19 Latina immigrant women who have resided in the U.S. for over 20 years. It also includes the voices of the three authors who were inspired to weave these 19 stories: Patricia Veliz Macal, a widely- known Los Angeles community leader, her mother Amanda Macal, a proud grandmother and actress, and her daughter Carla Osorio Veliz, a community social worker and organizer. “Los Hilo Que Tejen,” to be published in Spanish, is a unique space that celebrates the courage and strength of immigrant Latina women, encouraging them to speak up and to share their journeys, stories of resilience and victories.

Their message is one of perseverance, love, solidarity, and power, especially the power to overcome obstacles, and to be inspired and to succeed against all odds. They have turned barriers into bridges, leading them to paths of self-discovery and self-empowerment, and in the process becoming unsung heroes and protagonists of their own stories, while impacting entire families and communities. Their collective stories are threads that weave their families and communities with tenderness.

Your support will bring their voices alive and to spaces that they themselves might not have access to. This publishing effort with also provide a platform to share our and others’ stories of resilience and empowerment, threading those into the fabric of these immigrant women’s already impactful lives.

El libro y audio libro “Los Hilos Que Tejen” representa las poderosas voces de 19 mujeres Latinas inmigrantes que han vivido en los Estados Unidos por más de 20 años. También incluye las voces de las tres autoras que por su inspiración hacia la mujer Latina compilaron estas historias: Patricia Veliz Macal, una líder conocida en Los Ángeles, su madre Amanda Macal, una orgullosa abuela y actriz, y su hija Carla Osorio Veliz, trabajadora social comunitaria y organizadora.

“Los Hilos Que Tejen,” que será publicado en Español, provee un espacio único para celebrar la fuerza y la valentía de la mujer inmigrante Latina. Invitándolas a compartir sus voces impactantes.

El mensaje es de perseverancia, amor, solidaridad, poder, especialmente el poder de salir adelante a pesar de las barreras. Ellas han convertido las barreras en puentes, llevándolas a caminos de descubrimiento y empoderamiento y a un proceso de ser heroínas de sus propias vidas, mientras dan ejemplos positivos a su familia y sus comunidades.

Las historias colectivas son hilos que tejen a sus familias y sus comunidades con ternura. Su Apoyo podrá dar luz a estas voces ha espacios que ellas mismas no creen que puedan alcanzar. Esta publicación también es un esfuerzo a dar una plataforma a la mujer de resiliencia y empoderamiento y a encontrar su propio poder. Tejiendo historias para crear material de amor.

Risks and challenges

The major challenge is that our kickstarter campaign goal won’t be met and that these powerful and inspiring stories will go untold and that their full impact will be lost.

El desafío mayor es que nuestra meta no sea cumplida y que las voces poderosas e inspiradoras de estas mujeres no serán compartidas, perdiendo potencialmente sus grandes impactos.

Your contribution will help fund the following items:

Su contribución ayudara a realizar lo siguiente:

-Printing/Impresión del libro

-Audio Recording/Grabación de audio

-Book release event/Evento lanzamiento del libro

-Tenderness bracelet/ Pulsera tejida

-Production costs/ Costo de producción

*The total project costs is $10,000 but we want to raise a minimum of $7,000 in kickstarter. Thank You!

*El proyecto total es de $10,000 pero queremos recaudar el mínimo de $7,000 en kickstarter. ¡Gracias!

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    -Hand woven tenderness bracelet/Pulserita tejida a mano

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    - A copy of “ Los Hilos Que Tejen” Book/Una copia del libro “Los Hilos Que Tejen” signed by the authors

    -Thank You card/Nota de agradecimiento

    -Handwoven tenderness bracelet/ Pulserita de ternura tejida a mano

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    - A copy of “ Los Hilos Que Tejen” Book/Una copia del libro “Los Hilos Que Tejen” signed by the authors

    -Thank You card/Nota de agradecimiento

    -Handwoven tenderness bracelet/ Pulserita de ternura tejida a mano

    -Facebook shout out/ Agradecimiento en facebook

    -Private Guatemalan Dinner with authors/Cena privada Guatemalteca con las autoras

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    - A copy of “ Los Hilos Que Tejen” Book/Una copia del libro “Los Hilos Que Tejen” signed by the authors and at least five of the profiled women

    -Thank You card/Nota de agradecimiento

    -Handwoven tenderness bracelet/ Pulserita de ternura tejida a mano

    -Facebook shout out/ Agradecimiento en facebook

    -Private Guatemalan Dinner with authors/Cena privada Guatemalteca con las autoras

    - Special acknowledgement at the book and audio book release event/ Reconocimiento special al evento de lanzamiento del libro y audio libro.

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