"Latin Women of Almere", visualizes through photography and a series of inspiring stories the socio-cultural reality of migrant women and their role in the multicultural society, she now calls "home."
The stories offer a special and interesting insight into the life of a group of new Dutch citizens. Migration, integration, recognition, culturalization, identity, loss, mourning, and acceptance are recurrent themes in the accounts of migrants who have all known their moments of weakness but whose positivity drives them forward. These are stories with portraits that move, amaze, connect, and inspire. Each shows how to overcome obstacles and how to work on "starting over without forgetting our roots and identity”. The stories depict the stories of so many immigrant women around the world. They have had to overcome multiple challenges in their migration experience and at the same time, they are committed to building a future in their host country.
The book offers hope, motivation, and inspiration to anyone who lives far from their country, and at the same time, it aims to raise awareness for what migrant women have contributed to the Netherlands, mainly to the city of Almere, which in just 44 years of existence has become a multicultural society representing 146 nationalities. The book is a bridge between cultures and a start to understanding each other.