Maz in New York
Maz in New York.
but what are the questions young people have to ask themselves in a world rattled by a pandemic?
Spending quarantine in a cockroach infested apartment, Maz finds herself questioning the land of opportunities.
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Stronger than ever
I think in the beginning we were all like ‘Don’t shape your life around Covid, that’s a stupid idea!’ But now life is Covid and Covid will alter life forever."
My immigrant parents
First - generation Americans.
My story is not mine alone ― it’s the cornerstone of millions of first-generation Americans’ stories."
Maz Do writing for the Huffington Post in August 2020.
I don't want to live here
The land of opportunities.
I don’t know what it’s like to go hungry for days, or to not be able to (constantly) speak my mind. Here, or so the dominant narrative goes, anyone can have it all. That’s the beautiful thing about this country.
Most people would never dream that leaving America could be a good thing."
Maz Do for Huffington Post
Best country in the world.
I'm very lucky to be American but I was really pushing back on the idea that we are the best. You don't have to be the best country in the world. What does that even mean? According to what metric?"
Lessons to learn.
There’s a lot of lessons that we need to learn as individuals but that we can also take away as a country. I hope it does get learned. But we’ll see, I guess."