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Mai Nguyen

Freelance journalist based in Toronto

Mai Nguyen is a freelance journalist based in Toronto. Her work has appeared in The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Marie Claire,, Canadian Business, National Post, and Reader’s Digest, amongst others. She writes about business, travel, finance and pretty much anything that interests her.
What It's Like To Lose A

What It's Like To Lose A Language

A couple of insignificant words shouldn't matter much, but to me, it meant a lot. Forgetting a few words meant having awkward, half-formed conversations with my parents. It meant feeling alienated from an ethnic community that was strongly bound by a common language. Most importantly, it meant losing an inherent part of my Vietnamese identity. Each time I forgot another word, it was like I was a little less Vietnamese.
11/03/2016 11:49 EDT