“I don’t think I can do this anymore”. This was the text I sent to my mother as I waited in LAX before boarding my flight to Australia. I’d been outside of the country once, I considered myself a homebody, and I was the first person in my family to study abroad. Being the […]
Aiy-yu-kwee’ (Hello) Nek Now (My name is) Brook Thompson; I am from the Yurok and Karuk tribe from northern California. I am a Civil Engineering major at Portland State, and for the last 15 years I’ve been going back and forth between Portland (where my mother and university are) and Klamath, California, where my father […]
Having been adopted from China by American parents, Caitlin always felt out of place in her family and community. So when she decided to study abroad in Shanghai, she knew she needed to take a chance and visit her hometown in China’s Hunan Province.