I am an Interpreter

“Hi, I’m Satya, Nepali interpreter, from ___ (agency) for ___ am/pm appointment.” This has become my regular introductory part every day since I became a freelancer. Having taken on different roles at different workplaces, I have seen and felt that my introduction and identity also has been taking a different form. There are places and people to whom I introduce myself as a pastor, husband, … Continue reading I am an Interpreter

Formula-Feeding and My idea of Being American

In the past 5-6 years as a social worker working with immigrants from various countries, I do not know how many times I have come across clients who thought feeding formula vs your own breast-milk was being more American. The first year or so I used to interpret even at the medical appointments for some of the clients that spoke my language. I used to … Continue reading Formula-Feeding and My idea of Being American