CNN Plight of the Roma

By | December 20, 2011

In the summer of 2010, CNN interviewed me about being a Romani Fulbright student who had received a good education and who was striving to belong to society. Being part of their program, “Plight of the Roma,” and visiting isolated communities with Roma people who lacked education and decent living conditions was an eye-opening experience for me. CNN filmed in various areas of Romania, including my grandparents’ village. My mother and grandmother are also in the video. It was an amazing experience to have the CNN crew come to where I had spent my summers as a child. It made me appreciate my family history even more and the opportunity I had been given to develop within mainstream society.