Nail Polish

Relationship: Child of im/migrant
Group:
Nail polish representing the sacrifice made to emigrate
Nail polish representing the sacrifice made to emigrate

Jessica B. Luk has allowed me, Jorge Navarro Jr., to write about her mother's immigration story. Jessica's mother was a nurse in Vietnam, but wanted to give Jessica a better oppurtunity to succeed through education in the United States. However, her nursing license did not transfer successfully in the Unites States, so she had to open her own nail salon instead. It continues to operate and with success. Jessica is now 17 and with the oppurtunities her mother had hoped for. 

Place(s): Vietnam, Illinois
Year: 1999

– Jessica B. Luk (written by Jorge Navatro Jr.)

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant