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September 18, 2019

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September 18, 2019

Today I am who I am because my understanding of myself never changed. 

When you’re new in a place and don’t have any friends you can find support in the most unexpected of places. I was inspired by of an article I read about an Indian woman, Kangana.


August 15, 2019

When you grow up with 23 other children who are basically your siblings, you tend to see the worst of them, and they tend to see the worst of you. However, the same holds true for the other end of the spectrum. I had 23 close friends who I could count on (most of the t...

July 16, 2019

I am a first generation Vietnamese American. My parents both fled Vietnam by boat after the war in 1980. Other relatives fled during the war. It's taken me a long time to really “hear” about my parents' and my extended family's experience with the war. My parents were...

June 11, 2019

June 20 is an international observance day dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.

This month we're excited to share a blog post written by one of our fellow non-profit partners, Stephanie Giddens of Vickery Trading...

May 16, 2019

Being a diaspora poet is a weird space to occupy as far as language. Often, you barely know your mother tongue, but on the other hand, your native tongue barely knows you. I think the biggest misconception about being bilingual is being bilingual means you are fluent i...

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