Bina Biswa

Bina Biswa left Bhutan when she was 15 years old and went to Nepal. She came to Buffalo in 2011 to join her sister and other members of her family. Bina learned to knit while she lived in Nepal—and says she really loves sparkle! She loves to do bead work and make lots of hair clips, hats, and to work on dresses. “I get very, very homesick a lot of the time,” she says. “Working on embroidery keeps my mind busy and gives me other things to think about. It really helps me.” (Photograph by Luke Copping. Interview by Holly Metz Doyle.)

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Michelle Perkins