Michael Rain is on a mission to tell the stories of first-generation immigrants, who have strong ties both to the countries they grew up in and their countries of origin.
In a personal talk, he breaks down the mischaracterizations and limited narratives of immigrants and shares the stories of the worlds they belong to.
"We're walking melting pots of culture,"
Rain says. "If something in that pot smells new or different to you, don't turn up your nose. Ask us to share."