Hkwang Lung

Hkwang Lung left Burma in 2009 and was a refugee in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia until 2015 when she came to America. As of 2019, her husband is still in Burma, but is trying now to come to Buffalo to be with her. “It is not easy, we are doing all the paperwork now,” she says. Hkwang has two sons and one daughter. One of her sons is in Buffalo; her other son and daughter are with her husband in Burma. Hkwang learned embroidery in Burma and Malaysia. (Photograph by Luke Copping. Interview by Holly Metz Doyle.)

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Michelle Perkins