Tradition

“When I came back to America, I became more confident in who I was.”

My mom and dad are both from Somalia, and they came to the United States with their families when they were really young. They were fleeing the civil war in Somalia. Photos by Kara Counard “For the first 14 years of my life, I lived in Minnesota. In Minneapolis there’s a huge Somali population, but …

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“I see myself as someone who knows both cultures—American and Somali.”

I grew up in Mogadishu, Somalia. Somalis have a very close culture, we take care of each other. If someone doesn’t have a car, you take them to work. If someone is not making enough money, we help them with the rent by chipping in. If something tragic happens, like someone becomes sick or gets …

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“There was a layer of anxiety that made my family not so typical.”

https://vimeo.com/262586381 Jennifer grew up in a loving home, living with her undocumented grandmother. Her grandma eventually received amnesty under President Reagan, but for years fear, anxiety, and isolation were her family’s challenges. Follow along as Jennifer uses her curiosity to bravely lead her family into fullness. Share This Post Share on facebook Share on linkedin …

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