Even though the migration from Bangladesh to here has been painful and every time I have a success here and I gain a new client or start a new business, I feel sad because I feel like one more root got uprooted from Bangladesh and got planted here. At the same time I’m actually living more from who I really am because I’m accepting it. I think I’m able to touch more of the Banglaeshi values that way rather than just have the outward semblance of being Bangladeshi through my food and clothes.
Munzoor has been living in the US for 30 years.
Thalith Nasir is a photographer who runs “Everyday Aliens,” a blog that turns the spotlight on the lives of immigrants, with photos and audio interviews. He writes, “We encounter ‘aliens’ everywhere and
they are no different than ‘non-aliens’. By highlighting the stories of
some of these immigrants, we may understand a little bit more about
them and ourselves in the process.”