My (American) Dream: a virtual storytelling workshop

Graphic by Celeste Espinoza

Home is where the heart is—but for immigrants, we may have more than one home, and more than one memory or definition of “the [American] dream.” The South Asian immigrant community has its share of unique experiences in this journey—ranging from joyful, memorable, funny, uncertain, and traumatic, to life-altering. Sharing those experiences about our immigrant dream is not only cathartic, it helps us find meaning and build connections with others. In this 2 hours virtual workshop, we will come together to discover and reflect on stories in our lives in a fun, compassionate, and safe space.

Meghna Bhat, a Capital Storytelling Ambassador, and a first-generation immigrant will lead participants through individual reflective activities to help them discover their own unique stories and to see meaning in those stories. This story circle has been intentionally created for immigrants, refugees, or asylum seekers of South Asian origin from South Asian countries. Participants will be invited to share stories in small groups if they choose. Come connect with others in the community, learn more about yourself, find your voice, and learn more about the power of storytelling.

June 22 @ 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET 
Cost: $45

**We are intentionally creating space for our immigrant community in this workshop. If you want to attend but do not identify as an immigrant, please email We will work together to make sure there is space for everyone in our storytelling spaces.

If you have questions or need a scholarship, please contact Dr. Meghna Bhat at