Personal Projects: Point of Entry: Nguyễn Thị Hà

“The war started when I was 10 years old. I don’t even know what I thought. I was just scared. A lot of people died. But 1974 was the best year of my life because I met my first love. He lived in a different town. The war brought fire and we had to run. I was separated from my family and I didn’t know where they were. I ended up in a safe house in his town and that’s where I met him- my husband. My daddy went to the army. He came back and he died. My mom lived to be old. She got sick and died. My husband died ten years ago. I will not marry again.When I have time, I listen to bolero music. It’s like country music, love songs. And I sing.”Nguyễn Thị HàImmigrated to Baltimore from Quảng Ngãi, Vietnam in 2011Photo by Sean ScheidtInterview by Ashley Minner, 5/15/17Baltimore, Maryland
Nguyễn Thị Hà

“The war started when I was 10 years old. I don’t even know what I thought. I was just scared. A lot of people died. But 1974 was the best year of my life because I met my first love. He lived in a different town. The war brought fire and we had to run. I was separated from my family and I didn’t know where they were. I ended up in a safe house in his town and that’s where I met him- my husband.  

My daddy went to the army. He came back and he died. My mom lived to be old. She got sick and died. My husband died ten years ago. I will not marry again. 

When I have time, I listen to bolero music. It’s like country music, love songs. And I sing.” 

Nguyễn Thị Hà 

Immigrated to Baltimore from Quảng Ngãi, Vietnam in 2011 

Photo by Sean Scheidt 

Interview by Ashley Minner, 5/15/17 

Baltimore, Maryland