In traditional Nepali clothes I pose with my sister. We wore America style clothes in the refugee camps. This is a picture of an album she has. I put the album on my floor in my apartment to take the picture. The floor in the refugee camps in Nepal were dirt- very different from the carpet here.
"All that I owe, I owe to my angel mother."
I took this picture of the computer screen. This is Gurung cultural dance according to the culture and caste system. They want to make the God Buddha happy by dancing.
Remembering: In this series of photos the women reminisce of the friends, family and places they left behind. Refugees often occupy two spaces - their current home here in Denver, as well as the memories of people and places they left behind. Photos taken of images of the computer screens were a common theme in the women’s photos; a thread that keeps the women connected to home. Some of the women have family scattered across the globe. One woman has a sister in Australia and parents in New York. Another still has family in Bhutan.