A year before Parasite, an American biographical comedy-drama directed by Peter Farrelly won the Academy awards for best picture. The movie follows the concert tour by the distinguished African American pianist and a jazz composer, Don Shirley, through the deep south sometime in 1962. To put this date in perspective, this was before Martin’s Luther King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which outlawed discrimination.
I am Shikhar Gurung, a Nepali-American. I was born into a pleasant community in New Jersey, USA. I play volleyball for my school, Millburn High School in nice furnished indoor gyms that smell like sweat. During my recent stay in Sipaphokhare, a village in Sindhupalchowk, I played volleyball with kids on a court that was made of dirt and had the occasional intruding goat.