BordeAndo, a group of Latina women from Corona, meets weekly at the Queens Museum to embroider and crochet—stitching new connections to their collective roots.

Their name is a play on the words for bordando (embroidering) and borde (border). For its members, many originally from Mexico and Ecuador, the group provides a healing space to work through difficulties they face as undocumented immigrants, such as the ongoing toll of family separation.

Carmen Tercero, one of BordeAndo’s core leaders, has found consolation in sharing and visualizing her story through the craft.