Share your origin story

“The world is made of stories, not of atoms.”–Muriel Rukeyser

This site began as an email to family and friends to share my family’s story.  Feeling helpless, I turned to writing to calm the unease and distress I felt towards recent news and events.  It hit so close to home, I wanted those who were close me to understand why as it relates to my personal history.  I received stories in return that touched me and opened my eyes even more to the diversity that makes up the fabric of this country.

Please share your story, and with your permission allow us to share it here in this space so that others can also see that immigrants, are Just Like Us.

Email your stories to: or submit here: