Daw Su Su Wai
By Natalie Roush
Myanmar, a country of ancient multiethnic histories, is now a nation in turmoil. Political upheaval and social unrest plague the people who call it home. Certain people groups, such as the Karen, are given international refugee status; while others, like the Bamar, are forced to migrate to neighboring Thailand to find work. This movement of people classifies modern Myanmar, as do the experiences of the individuals who are living it. Daw Su Su Wai is one of the hundreds of thousands who have migrated to Thailand. This is her story.