So for me, this is where The Gathering begins. We diaspora do not want to embarrass or to pester our families. We do not want to take advantage of frail, elderly cousins. We want connection. We want an open door and a cup of tea. We want to understand more of where we come from, why we are who we are. We want to hear your stories, share your memories, learn your traditions. We want to come home.
*Carr-Ramirez lives in Los Angeles, California, is married with three grown children, and is a hobbyist genealogist. She hopes one day to travel to Ireland to meet family and to explore the countryside.