Sponsor Essay

Mother Tongue

Kim O'Connell - Arlington, Virginia
As heard on This I Believe Podcast, May 18, 2015

Kim O'Connell's mother is Vietnamese, and her father is American. But since she was born and raised in the U.S., her mother insisted that her daughter be "Americanized" and only speak English. Now, Ms. O'Connell believes that learning her mother's native tongue can help her connect to the other half of her heritage.