Origins (29 images)
Our family made the dangerous decision to escape as one of the boat people; part of the large exodus of Vietnamese refugees that fled Vietnam in the late 70's and early 80's. We boarded a small, half covered boat with some other families and it felt like a long time before we were picked up by the Hong Kong fishing vessel that found us. From there we went to a refugee camp, where we were processed. We lived stacked on top of each other in warehouses next to a military training facility and it...