American Branches, Chinese Roots

Published on Modern Family Stories Written by Amina AbdelrahmanPhotos by Georgia I. Salvaryn For Joanne Sidote, it’s almost always been just her and her mom. Except for when she lived in an orphanage in Maoming, China with 11 other girls. She’s a perfectly average girl, but her experience as a baby is quite different toContinue reading “American Branches, Chinese Roots”

Stand up & #Walkout

Published by The Village Green (villagegreennj.com) by Georgia I. Salvaryn Students around the country walked out of their schools as a sign of protest against gun violence and the current gun laws on Wednesday, March 14. Some schools allowed students to walk out, while others threatened to take disciplinary action on students who participated. I went outContinue reading “Stand up & #Walkout”

Year of the Dog

by Georgia I. Salvaryn Large crowds of people gathered on Canal Street in Chinatown, Manhattan on Sunday morning, despite the chilly winter air and the light drizzling rain. The streets were lined with costumed lion dancers, dragon dancers, decorated floats and bundled up parade volunteers holding mini Chinese and American flags, red balloons and confettiContinue reading “Year of the Dog”