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"Where I am from" by Christy Pham

Christy Pham was a Viet, SEA Roots Language student in 2024.

"I am from four battered hands that never knew the shade

from nails stained with black dirty and oil changes

from two kids forced to displace themselves.

I am from a family

where stories are shared

where mom's cơm tấm whispers, 'I miss you,'

where the aroma of fish mint embraces me.

I am from a mom and dad that did not know embrace

but always knew love."

For more information on SEA Roots Language Workshops, check out our program page.


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