Ro(u)ted By Our Stories is an inter-generational oral history archive dedicated to capturing, preserving and sharing the stories of the Indo-Caribbean diaspora’s silenced voices. This archive works to center the stories of womxn and gender expansive folx at various intersections of identity. We created this archive with the intention of staying true to the tradition in Indo-Caribbean culture of using oral histories to pass down knowledge, stories, history and information through generations. It is a living, growing archive of stories from communities who have inherited the legacies of indenture, rooted in histories and traditions of oral storytelling. With this archive, we are challenging normative ideas about whose memories are deemed “worthy” of being remembered.
Sharing stories, building community, and offering visibility to those with South Asian indentured ancestries.