Entrepreneur, philanthropist, activist, and public speaker, Tan Le entered college when she was only 16, and in 1998, was named Young Australian of the Year. She has helped to implement work training and employment initiatives for Vietnamese Australians, has worked for one of the leading law firms in Australia, and is the President and co-founder of Emotiv.
The following video, posted last month, has been on my radar for some time now, but I finally had the chance to watch it over the weekend. It is of Tan Le’s poetic and heartfelt account of her personal immigration experience, from Vietnam, to Melbourne, to San Francisco. She retells the story of the women across three generations of her family — grandmother, mother, and sister — a story that is an integral part of her own.