Chances are, we’ve all felt a little out-of-place at one time or another. We know the sting of rejection and the joy of acceptance. But how do these experiences shape our worldview and define our quality of life? In this edition of Next Door Neighbors, we examine the lives of several Middle Tennesseans who grapple with what it means to belong… to be foreign-born and still fit in. From Syrian Americans living in Murfreesboro to a Nashville DACA recipient originally from Mexico, Belonging shares the experiences of immigrants in a world where rules and attitudes are constantly changing.

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Militza Anchundia

Believing that education was surest way to escape a life of poverty, Militza left her home in Panama so that she...

Mustafa Alwan

Mustafa discovered the sting of discrimination after moving from Yemen to the US during his school age years. He...

A Coptic Easter

Easter is a major holidays for the Coptic Christians of Egypt. Here in Tennessee, Coptic Egyptians are keeping that...