Worlds Apart

by Thanh Thai

As an immigrant to the United States, I have undergone a personal metamorphosis. A stark contrast exists between the uniform-clad Vietnamese middle schooler riding a bike that’s far too big for her, and the bright American teenager taking her car out for a spin. Life-altering events can truly create polarizing versions of one’s same identity. Despite all of this, my heritage is a constant that ties these identities together, even if they are worlds apart.


Thanh Thai is a communication design major at Syracuse University. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, watching horror movies, and ruining her sleep schedule (involuntarily).

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