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November 2023 / Immigration Stories, Love and Relationships, Pets, SPOTLIGHT 2023

This Will Never Be A Final Goodbye

by Rodrigo Lemus Matus Every time we say goodbye we inevitably feel an emptiness; an emptiness that we fill with a sort of illusion, an illusion to see each other… Read More

November 2023 / "I am thankful for ...", Community, Education and Learning, Family, Food, Immigration Stories, Philosopy, Poem, SPOTLIGHT 2023

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by Bagher Alizadeh I am thankful for my teacher She helps me learn I am thankful for work We all need to buy things I am thankful for family I… Read More

November 2023 / Afghanistan, Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Immigration Stories, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, War and Conflict

Refugee for Refugee

by Ali Ansari My name is Ali Ansari. I was born in Afghanistan. I lived there until 2007, when our lives became very difficult and we had to move to… Read More

November 2023 / Afghanistan, Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Family, Goals, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, War and Conflict, Work

My Life Story

by Sonia Habibzada My childhood and adolescent I was born in an Afghan and Muslim family. As Afghanistan past 3 decades war. So, My family immigrated during the war to… Read More

November 2023 / Afghanistan, Countries, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

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by Soma Rastgar My name is Soma Rastgar. I am from Kapisa, Afghanistan. I came here in 2021 by airplane. We started our trip from Kabul to Qatar. We left… Read More

November 2023 / Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Family, Immigration Stories, Japan, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

My Life in the US: Moving Back and Forth Between Japan and the US

by Yoshimi Hiramatsu Introduction My husband and I have been moving back and forth between Japan and the US three times for 22 years because of his business. I would… Read More

October 2023 / Community, Countries, Education and Learning, El Salvador, Family, Goals, Health and Health Care, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, Work

Dreams Come True

by Alcida Duenas I was born in El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, I grew up in a rural area where there was no electricity or drinking water. Read More

October 2023 / Afghanistan, Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Family, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

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by Zarghuna Hamidi My name is Zarghuna Hamidi, I am from Afghanistan. I came here in 2021. I came here by airplane. The trip took 7 days. We started our… Read More

October 2023 / Community, Countries, Immigration Stories, Korea, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2023, Work

Enjoy the Slow Life in Charlottesville

by Janice Jung I’m from Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Seoul is the largest and busiest city in Korea with a population of 10 million. You can do everything… Read More

October 2023 / Afghanistan, Countries, Education and Learning, Immigration Stories, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, U.S. History and Government

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by Safeya Ahmadi My name is Safeya Ahmadi. I am from Kabul, Afghanistan. I came to the U.S. in 2020. I came here by airplane. The trip took 2 days. Read More