Daadir Shee

Capitalizing on Opportunities

Daadir took his first steps on American soil just three years ago, at the age of fourteen. “A lot of immigrants that come to America suffered hardship,” he reflected. “That […]

Sankar Raman

Painting Her History, Healing Through Art

Kathy’s home is filled with art. Her paintings hang on nearly every wall of her Gresham, Oregon home. Through them, her family, history, and culture are brought to life.

Professor Malini Johar Schueller

A Mother’s Pain is not in Vain

Migration is nothing new in Professor Malini Johar Schueller’s family. Her father had migrated before she was born and she herself was an immigrant.

Cindy Munoz

Brown is Beautiful, but is also Painful

Looking around the primarily white city of Dallas, Oregon, Cindy was five years old when she asked her mother in hushed Spanish, “Are we not supposed to be here?” The […]

Franklin Tokam-Powell

A Once in a Lifetime Journey

“When I was in a band, I pretended I was straight the whole time,” Franklin says. “Nobody knew I was living a double private life as a rockstar and a […]

Prashant

Shall we Dance Bollywood?

DJ Prashant may look like a typical Indian immigrant, but if his dance moves are any evidence, his story has a quintessential Bollywood plot written all over it.

Nawid Khan

The Dawn of a New Life

Nawid  considers his arrival in the U.S. six months ago as the dawn of his life. He was born and brought up in the war-torn and dangerous Halmand Province in […]

Dominic Vu Nguyen

Starting anew, shaping a future

Born in Vietnam during the fall of Saigon in 1975, two-year-old Vu Nguyen experienced what seemed to him at the time “the end of the world.” He, his five months […]

Mariamou Abdoulaye

In the Land of the Free

Mariamou thought she was leaving behind hatred, violence, and fear when she arrived in America. But now in Portland, Oregon, she once again fears for her life.

undocumented immigrant

A Cardiac Scientist with Heart

In a country that has historically celebrated its scientific community, a scientist with an uncertain future is not that common. But Dr. Yuriana Aguilar is an undocumented immigrant.