Mobeen: Albuquerque, NM

"But it’s not real, when you don’t OWN something…"

Illustrated by Alexandra Burda

Janak: Redwood City, CA

"I'm from the plains. The plains of Nepal."

Ivan: New York, NY

"Why go back to Ukraine?? There’s…Skype!""

Muhammad: New York, New York

"I think she's going to be a doctor."

Fayeda: Marina del Rey, CA

"He's my son. I will raise him, not her."

Joaquim: Salinas, CA.

"My friend got shot in front of me.…"

Alejandro: Atlanta, GA

"Of course she did. She loved me."

Margarita: San Diego, CA.

"He was shouting so loud he drowned out my Rhianna..."

Emal from Afghanistan: Austin, Texas

"I'm not going to hide where I'm from."

Aleksey: Santa Monica, CA.

"She loves him. Maybe, if I help him, she'll love me too.”

Deepak: Seattle, WA

"Of course she did. She loved me."