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Jun 7, 2019

Hodan Nur arrived to the United States as an adult nearly 20 years ago with no English and little formal education. After many years and a few setbacks, Hodan recently received her GED, the equivalent to a high school diploma. In this conversation with Curt Carstensen, a former tutor, Hodan explains some of the difficulties she's endured, such as not knowing how to help her child with her kindergarten homework and struggling to have enough money to eat.

Hodan has learned the value of making friends with different types of people and recognized the importance of not hiding the truth because of feeling shame.

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