Driven by Tears
Updated: May 8, 2021
The Gear Project Blog Post on an Asian immigrant woman's experience with driving as a symbol of cultural and social assimilation towards mainstream American society.
"Who cries when they fail a driving test? Usually, I don’t cry for losing points on exams, but this time I did. I cried when I didn’t pass my driving test the first time. I felt the sadness and grief like
a knife cutting deep inside my body after the examiner told me that I should do better. That’s the comment I am used to hearing all the time as an immigrant and a woman. But why couldn’t I
contain those emotions this time? Why now must I cry?..."
Read more at: https://thegearproject.sudeshnachatterjee.com/?p=245