Do you know what it’s like to have your rights taken away? To belong to no country? To be adrift – in status and at sea? I don’t, but my mom does. She shared her story at the Asian Heritage Awards ceremony. It’s a story she doesn’t tell often or to many, but I’m glad she enabled people to hear what it was like after the Fall of Saigon.

Asian Heritage Awards

I wish I had a recording that wasn’t processed into this over-dramatized form, but the people who put on the Awards made this VIDEO.

I’m very proud to be my mother’s daughter. Happy mother’s day, Mẹ!