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Learning to embrace Tibetan culture

In 2023, Saldon Tenzin celebrated Losar, Tibetan New Year, with friends at a Tibetan community center in Woodside, Queens. (Carolina Hidalgo/WNYC)
In 2023, Saldon Tenzin celebrated Losar, Tibetan New Year, with friends at a Tibetan community center in Woodside, Queens. (Carolina Hidalgo/WNYC)

Many second and third-generation immigrants must figure out how to bridge their American and family homeland identities.

Saldon Tenzin‘s parents are Tibetan but lived in India, and she grew up in New York. It’s taken a while, but now she is proud of being Tibetan, and of a homeland she’s never visited.

Tenzin of WNYC’s Radio Rookies has this essay.

 

 

 

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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