Iqlas: A Taste of Home

This after-school story and film workshop at the Bettye Davis East High School (2019) was led collaboratively by See Stories and Story Works, and generously funded by the Alaska Community Foundation. Students developed first person stories to create podcasts to share their cultures through each students’ unique lens.

Iglas goes on a cooking journey. Moving from Somalia to Alaska was not only a culture shock but a shock to the taste buds. After being told she needed to prepare food for herself, she decides to teach herself how to cook her favorite foods by researching Somalia and finding cooking videos online.

Workshop Info

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Land Acknowledgement

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