My eyes

I am Jamaican, Chinese, and Puerto Rican. My eyes can make it pretty hard to look at me and figure out what my background is. My eyes are crinkly, so sometimes can try and guess that I am part Asian. I love my eyes because the story behind them makes me think about how things were during hard times before. It’s amazing to hear a story about two people from completely different parts of the world ended up meeting. My great-grandfather was in the Vietnam war, but he did not want to kill children and separate families. He ran away and met my great-grandmother. They had 3 kids together in Jamaica. When my grandmother got older, she was able to find a job in the United States and was able to bring her parents and siblings to America and start a new life.

Place(s): Jamaica,China,Puerto Rico

– Gabriella

Relationship:  Grandchild of im/migrant Grandchild of im/migrant