7 episodes

Shoebox Stories is a unique “story-holding” project, where people stand in another person’s shoes by reading aloud their story, saying their words and feeling the weight they carry.
Season #1 of Shoebox Stories - UndocuAmerica is a 12 episode podcast series in which national leaders read the autobiographical stories of young undocumented writers with DACA. Listen to Jorge Ramos, Gloria Steinem, Nicholas Kristof and others read powerful stories from the front lines of immigration policy.

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Shoebox Stories: UndocuAmerica Serie‪s‬ Motus Theater

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 47 Ratings

Shoebox Stories is a unique “story-holding” project, where people stand in another person’s shoes by reading aloud their story, saying their words and feeling the weight they carry.
Season #1 of Shoebox Stories - UndocuAmerica is a 12 episode podcast series in which national leaders read the autobiographical stories of young undocumented writers with DACA. Listen to Jorge Ramos, Gloria Steinem, Nicholas Kristof and others read powerful stories from the front lines of immigration policy.

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    Checkpoint at Fantasyland

    Checkpoint at Fantasyland

    Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Ai-jen Poo, reads Victor Galvan's story about the overwhelming human rights challenges facing the immigrant community and his insistence, despite his fear and the obstacles ahead, of manifesting his American Dream.
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    • 26 min
    The Most Beautiful Monument

    The Most Beautiful Monument

    Award-winning actor, author, musician and singer, John Lithgow, reads the story of Irving Reza, a DACAmented political science major who uses humor to negotiate the fear of passing through immigration checkpoints and his deepening reverence for the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
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    • 22 min
    Listen to Your Heart

    Listen to Your Heart

    Maria Hinojosa is the lead anchor and executive producer of Latino USA, and the founder of Futuro Media. She reads the story of Tania Chairez - a social entrepreneur and Motus staff member who grew up undocumented in Arizona - sharing her struggle to protect good parents, just like her own, from the attacks against the immigrant community.
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    • 27 min
    Deport Me

    Deport Me

    José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, New York Times bestselling author, educator, television personality, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. He reads Alejandro Fuentes-Mena’s story of his hard working parents, celebrates the assets he and his family are to our country, and shares his journey to becoming one of the first two DACAmented teachers in the country.
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    • 32 min
    I Was Made for the Light

    I Was Made for the Light

    Nicholas Kristof is an American journalist and political commentator. A winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, he is a regular CNN contributor and writes an op-ed column for The New York Times. He reads the story of Reydesel Salvidrez-Rodriguez, a legally deaf undocumented young man who was on the verge of killing himself before the DACA program was created that gave temporary legal status to undocumented young people brought to the U.S. before age 16 by their parents.
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    • 24 min
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    Activist and writer, Gloria Steinem reads Kiara Chavez’s story about the obstacles immigration policy has placed between herself and who and what she loves. She tells a tender story of flying home to Mexico for the first time since she was age four to see her ailing grandmother.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

MotionLaw.com ,

Absolutely Brilliant

5 Stars ✨ This podcast is top-notched, special & inspiring. I encourage you to listen..you won’t regret it. Well done!! We can’t wait to hear more, Motion Law Immigration.

Analiese Ross ,

Truly Inspiring

This Podcast is truly moving and inspiring. The story is personal, raw and emotional and the musical accompaniment is just as powerful! I would highly recommend!

m-e-n ,

Thought provoking, honest

How better to understand the live of undocumented people than from their own stories. This is wonderful.

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