Heritage and determination
Chennai, India, 2019
I am proud of my Indian culture and my roots, which I proudly wear through my impeccable sari and gold jewelry. Yet, my hands worn by years of manual labor testify to the strength and determination that drive me. For I am more than just a simple worker. I am a builder, a force of nature who contributes to the construction of a city, a life, one shovelful of dirt at a time.
My heritage and culture give me the strength to pursue my dreams and work hard to build a better future for myself and future generations. This is the essence of my being and my determination to preserve my roots while building my destiny.