AMERICAN CRUCIBLE, Part 1
As told by Arpine Babloyan
Photography & Editing by Ashia Ray
WHEN THINGS FELL APART
I came to this country 12 years ago, leaving my friends, relatives, and career, following my husband who wanted to move. It was hard to start over and work on a brand new career with a language that wasn’t my first.
Shortly after, I went through a hard divorce, leaving me with a huge debt, a mortgage I couldn’t afford, my daughter, and with very little support on this continent.
On top of it, I was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and had to go through major surgeries to get rid of pain – all in one year that was probably the hardest of my life.
And I have been able to overcome all of that – at the same time.
…Read more in Part 2: Lost In A New World
This session is from the Invisible Obstacles Series. Families in the Invisible Obstacles series provide a glimpse into daily life while navigating adversity. Names and locations of minors may have been changed to protect privacy. Permission & quotes attributed to Arpine B. unless otherwise specified.
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