Leela Menon

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My panel, titled "In Limbo", is about my journey to the US to study. To study what I wished to - an opportunity my country of birth denied me due to my minority status, though I was natural born there. Despite the immense opportunity afforded me here, and my undying gratitude for it, I am everyday "in limbo" culturally. I have been in the US for 35 years, am well assimilated and yet still torn between two cultures. Yes, there are benefits to it. But there is also a sense of betrayal to my family who remain in my country of birth.