In 2003, I came to America with my family. Beginner trails me, a 24 year old Pakistani-American immigrant, as I learn to do the things I never did as a kid, and that are integral parts of an American childhood.
Learning to Float
In this episode, Misha takes swim lessons and learns to float. She finally faces all of her fears and talks to her mom about where they come from.
If I Bend That Far, I'll Break
Misha finds another immigrant group that's found some sense of belonging in America.
You Must Be a Friend!
Misha goes all the way back in time and reads children's books she never read as an immigrant kid, finding a guide for her own quest.
Scotch on the Rocks
Misha learns to make a bed the American way and tries craft beer with her dad.
I Can Sing!
Misha throws a concert for her family in this bonus episode.
Part of that World
Misha gets a lesson with a professional jazz singer and sings a Disney song to get over her biggest fear yet as an immigrant.
But how come you have not uploaded another one of your amazing podcasts in about a year?
Jhelum, Pakistan to San Antonio, Texas
I loved every bit of your podcast. Mostly because I was able to relate to it in many different ways. My journey from Pakistan to Texas has gone through many different phases and I’ve never thought about things as optimistically as you do so thank you for your inspiration!
An amazing perspective
As a teacher of ENL students, this perspective is much needed. The adolescent immigrant experience is one that needs to be shared more often. Thank you for sharing!