Here to Stay

I’m an immigrant. More specifically, I’m a first generation immigrant who knows nothing else but the scuff of a hiking trail and the greenery of our valleys. California has my heart, it’s always had my heart. And this year marks a very special year because it has been a decade since we’ve made that big … Read more

Rediscovering Your Roots

Though I didn’t have a word for it then, the library was my “safe space.” A place free from cultural and social barriers, a place where expression and limitless imagination was encouraged between the spaces of the sentences you read in your favorite book. My most treasured memories as a first generation immigrant to America … Read more