A Vietnamese mother on finding home in her twin daughters

"When I think about you girls, I feel at home. But I miss my home in Vietnam as well and that makes me sad. When I feel lonely here, I miss Vietnam deeply, and I want to go back.

"But when I miss you girls, I get to see you, and I feel happy."

When Hương was giving birth, she thought she was just having one baby, but after she pushed out her first baby, the doctor told her another was coming.

In this bilingual episode, she talks with her daughters Hà and Ly about dependence, marriage, and home.

Conversations With My Immigrant Parents is a podcast and docu-series where immigrant whānau have conversations they normally wouldn't, crossing barriers of language, generation, and expectation.

Co-hosts Saraid de Silva and Julie Zhu travelled Aotearoa meeting families from different immigrant backgrounds, sitting in as they spoke to each other about love, loss, what home means to them, and where home really is.

Full podcast episodes available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and all podcast platforms.

Made with the support of NZ On Air.

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