Our Moving Stories: Episode 1 — NancyConversation with: Nancy.
This podcast is hosted by Bruno Villegas & Ariadne Pacheco.
In listening to Nancy’s voyage, several points jump out. In her case, as in all immigrant children’s, the decision to migrate is not theirs—they are caught in the wake of adult decisions who in turn have made theirs in most cases with little sense of the alternative. Despite clear talent and exceptional drive, with no legal pathways of entry available, Nancy’s entire life voyage since then, has been one of accommodation to these realities in ways that few of us can imagine. While she has accomplished a great deal, it has come at great cost of a decade of being cut off from her family and long periods of self-doubt and sense of exclusion that began from very early social interactions in childhood with peers — magnified immensely by our policies. Nancy is triumphant in her success but at what cost to herself and at what loss to the society that she joined as a toddler?