Ana Maria Gomides is an Afro-Brasileira, Latina-Indígena storyteller existing on Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung country. operating across a multitude of genres and mediums, her work is both reflective and reflexive of her experiences of race, migration, queerness, mental and chronic illnesses, neurodiversity, and the various ways in which they intersect.
Ana Maria Gomides
claustrofobia is about the refusal to forget the violence perpetrated on my ancestors for my skin to reach its lightness. It’s about reminding myself and others that white colonisers failed in their calculated attempt to erase entire races of people, while the world at large encourages us to forget. re-telling our histories and stories is an act of defiance.