My mom and dad had an arranged marriage. My mom came to this country when she was 21. So she was really young, she didn’t know anybody here. Think about not only the culture shock, but the weather shock. They settled in Minnesota because that was where my dad was able to find a job in a small engineering plant and he was working really long days. My mom didn’t know anybody, dad didn’t really know anybody, but they built themselves up and they’ve now been in America for 30 plus years. But America embraced them, gave them an opportunity. I can’t imagine that my sister or myself would have had the opportunities that we’ve had anywhere else.
Hey there! Before you go, please take a moment to support Inkstick Media.
As the first and only foreign policy outlet written explicitly by and for a broader, younger, and more diverse audience, Inkstick offers new views on the big, emergent questions and debates that typically are discussed behind closed doors in Washington DC, in elite diplomatic circles, and the halls of think tanks. Quite simply: Inkstick is foreign policy for the rest of us.
If our content is something that you’ve come to rely on over the course of the past three years, please click on the link below to make a donation today. Just $5 a month makes a huge difference. Together, we can tell the stories that need to be told.