Kindness

“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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When You’re Open to New Experiences, Sometimes You Win Big

https://vimeo.com/176218651 Ruby is soft-spoken, but has a fierce curiosity about the world and a wholesome, welcoming spirit. When we talked to Ruby, she was getting ready to welcome a foreign exchange student into her life—a 13-year old girl from South Korea that her family would take in for the summer.  Ruby had plans to teach that …

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