Landecker Democracy Fellow Christiana Bukalo is featured in a radio report from Deutschlandfunk Nova. During this report she is talking about her experiences as being stateless and how she wants to help other stateless people. She recognized that growing up, she “associated statelessness with a lot of shame and [had] almost actively hidden it. Now, though, Christiana has created a platform statefree.world, which aims to connect stateless individuals with one another as well as resources that may otherwise be difficult to find. Today, Christiana no longer actively hides her statelessness and recognizes it is part of her identity but asserts that it does not define her.
If you want to learn more about Christiana, her experiences, and her platform click here to listen to the full interview (in German).
Christiana is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.