I am trying to incorporate Rroma into my masters thesis. I want to make it personal but... I don't know how. I feel like no one Rroma is in Masters programs. I don't know who to ask or anything. I feel like I'm going to fail because I can't frame my own story. Does that even make sense? I feel it could be a chance to educate those in my program, my university, my area about Rroma and about our lives. No, we are not indigenous but we are still worthy of respect. We exist, we are not myth or magic. We are real. In America it is so different from in Europe. I feel like a split personality! I am two different, no three different people: Rroma, European, American....
I wish that there were strong role models for us to follow. I only know two Rroma who went through school--Petra Gelbart and Ian Hancock. I admire Petra so much.
But, I think I have so far to go.
I want to educate people about being Rroma and about what it is like to grow up in all different places--Europe, America--as Rroma and a woman and trying to stay Rroma but be educated.
Do I make sense? I don't even know.
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