Day 6 – mis/identification

How do you find space in/between a large group of people?

Everyone here is either married, about to be married or in a serious relationship and they are my age or younger. Many have come to their current resident country on their spouses visas or have spouses that came on theirs when they started grad school in the USA, and most often NYU. Many also got married specifically for a VISA. Andrea tells me, “We were together for about a year and I got this Fullbright to NYU and it was either we get married or break up, so he decided to sacrifice his life and we got married. He was a house husband for a year while I did my studies, and now we’re trying to make it work for both of us, even though it is expensive as hell in NYC.”

It is a prevalent topic of discussion.


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