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‘My Mom’s Resilience through Adversity’

By Stephanie Akuoko

UGA Undergraduate Student

"My mom is perhaps the most resilient person I know. She grew up in Ghana, but wanted a better life and decided to move to the United States. She faced many hardships, including discrimination, especially due to her background and accent. Despite this, she remained strong. This recording is a response to the question, "How did you persevere through this discrimination?"(This conversation took place in the context of her job as a nurse). My mother is an inspiration for me to not only stay true to myself, but to remain strong in situations where I may be judged and discriminated against."