After learning that I had interned at Little Manila and knew Dawn, my professor would frequently pick on me in class. So much so, even my classmates after class shared their pity for me. But that’s who Dawn was and will always will be, a legend, and a touch of her makes you a piece of her legacy. What an honor.
For Prolie the U.S was more than escaping war and an opportunity to work in the U.S—the U.S meant a citizenship status and the ability to create a family—a home.
We packed poverty in our suitcases; tossed, repackaged, and reshaped to look differently on American soil.