Here’s What It’s Like To Be An Immigrant, In Six-Word Stories
Eighteen people — from Chimimanda Ngozie Adichie to Madeleine Albright to George Takei — distill the immigration experience to six telling words.
The Six Word Memoirs project collaborated with ABC's Fresh Off The Boat to collect six-word coming-to-America stories from students, refugees, politicians, actors, writers, activists, and more. The resulting book, Six Words Fresh Off The Boat, contains hundreds of these micro-tales; below are just some of our favorites.
Hanni Gorenz Finaro
Maria Dolores Castillo
You can find more information on Six Words Fresh Off The Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America here.
All quotes excerpted from Six Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America, edited by Larry Smith, published by Kingswell Press, an imprint from Disney Publishing Worldwide. ●
Not everyone in this post is an immigrant. A previous version of this post incorrectly stated that they were.