Child of an Immigrant
Apr 10, 2020
This shirt isn't just a statement, it's a flag. Whenever I wear this, someone stops me to tell me that they're also the child of an immigrant. Sometimes it's evident, sometimes it's those you would least suspect. This shirt builds bridges between those who often feel isolated - those who have one foot in the modern world, and another foot in the culture they came from. If you go back far enough, everyone reading this is a descendant of immigrants, and that's worth celebrating. Wearing this shirt has made me new friends, and allowed me to connect and have conversations I wouldn't normally have. It blows my mind to think of the journey our parents took to a different part of the world to set up their lives. It made them a sacrifice generation, and it leaves us to be the generation that proves those sacrifices right.