Project Enye (ñ) Podcast 009: I Have Big Dreams, But What Will My Family Think?


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[av_image src='' attachment='4121' attachment_size='full' align='center' animation='no-animation' link='' target='' styling='' caption='' font_size='' appearance=''][/av_image] [av_codeblock wrapper_element='' wrapper_element_attributes=''] [powerpress] [/av_codeblock] [av_textblock size='' font_color='' color=''] Hello! This is Podcast Episode # 009! Where we share a behind the scenes look at the making of Project Enye (ñ) NOTE: You can download the podcast to your computer or listen to it here on the website. In this weeks podcast we discuss the transition that Enyes and their families go through when they leave for college. We first discussed Irene, who struggled a great deal with her parents as they labeled her choices to move away from home to attend graduate school as "white" and a "betrayal" to her family. Next we discuss Bianca, about 20 years younger than Irene. Bianca is the first to graduate from her family and now she envisions leaving Denver for graduate school and fulfilling her dreams. At the same time, she feels a strong sense of attachment to her family. She discuses how as an Enye, she feels the two cultures pulling her both ways. Going away means finding a way to find who you are outside of her Mexican side of her identity. Next Abry Deshong, Project Enye Production Coordinator shares her experience as a 4th generation American. She chose to leave her home town in Minnesota and attend graduate school in the Netherlands. Her grandmother, a first generation Russian Jew was the family member fearful of the distance and Abry remembers feeling a cultural pull specifically coming from her grandmother. HOPE FOR THE PROJECT: The more steeped in the project, the more we realize, that each micro documentary opens up conversations for Enyes and their friends and family to have. Think about what parallels this story may have in your own life and share on Facebook, you could even record it and we will play it back on podcast (unless its too personal) :) Thanks for making #enyescount! Go to our interactive map and make yourself count! Items Mentioned in This Session: Action Items:
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