Japan

I am from Nagasaki in Japan. I want to change my life so I choose Toronto in Canada because it is close to New York and I watch a lot of Sex and The City. I want to be Carrie Bradshaw. One year I go to the Time Square Countdown. Everything is so new in Canada. There,…

Ukraine

Before I came to America, I knew just two words in English: “hello” and “apple.” I lived in Ukraine. I worked as accountant. I never planned to come to America — I didn’t want to leave my father. When he passed away, my mother said, “Now, you’re free.” In America, there are very much more…

South Korea

I came here from South Korea 3 months ago. In South Korea, I was a teacher in the middle school for 15 years. I needed to recharge my batteries! In childhood, it was my dream to come to the U.S. and learn American culture and language. Fortunately, my husband got a good opportunity to work…

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China

I was born in the countryside of China, in a place with mountains and no roads. It was in a safe neighborhood, and everyone was like family. Doors were never closed. I played with my friends all day and I felt safe where I lived. It was a poor village, but everyone shared everything. Everyone…

Mexico

This interview was with two sisters. One of the women snuggled her baby in her arms while we talked. My family is a big family. Three brothers. Three sisters. My grandpa, too. In our tradition, a grandpa, all grandparents, are very important. In Mexico, it’s very expensive to go to school and to college. My…

Philippines

My family call me Romy. I am born in 1941. This is not a safe time in my home. I am homesick and I want to visit. I used to go back to home often, to visit my family, and see my house. But now, I am afraid. I have heard that there is policemen that…

Liberia

The land of honey and money trees…that’s what I think about America when I come here, alone, at the age of sixteen. I grow up in a small village in the mountains. I fish with my father and dance by the moonlight with my mother. At nine years old, I leave my parents, and my…

Mexico

I’m from Mexico. The life there is more relaxed, more take it easy. Over there, people walk outside and call out, “Oh hi!” It’s beautiful.  Life here is more complicated. My father’s house was three rooms and a kitchen. Two bedrooms and a little living room. We ate in the kitchen at a little table…

Ireland

Where I was born, there were one room schools. I was a lucky one. I took this test and afterward, the priest came. You see, because I did well on the test, he got me into a good school, the convent school. They sent my parents the bill, and it said, “No fee.” They were…

Mexico

I grew up in a little town in Mexico. We had a big house with a big yard. There were lots of flowers and trees. There were dogs and cats and a big space for running with my brothers and sisters and friends. My family had mango trees, and the little purple ones? Plums! And…

Poland

One July evening, year 1998 I was  hiding on a hill behind my grandparents house to smoke and cry. I was taking everything in and my heart was heavy with sadness. The house is gone. The people are gone. I haven’t been there since. I had just graduated from university. I had spent the previous…