An archive of queer diasporas
The transmedia project Sexile seeks to build an archive of Cuban queer memory in the diaspora through oral history and the analysis of various cultural texts (performances, poems, photos, magazines, etc.) that will contribute to making the stories visible of around 20, 000 LGBTQ+ refugees.
I also intend to reveal the influence of the social action carried out by some of these immigrants in strengthening the queer Latinx community in cities such as Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Minneapolis.
Therefore, my goal is to create a dialogue between several survivors of that “sexile” and the cultural memory of the exodus that has survived through other materials. Several tools from transmedia storytelling and digital humanities will support the creation of this queer archive.