Sitting quietly at the end of the long conference table in Trace Foundation’s headquarters in New York, Kelsang Kyi nervously plays with a few sheets of paper, shuffling and bending them. When she finally speaks, her voice is clear and surprisingly deep, with only a faint shadow of an accent. “It has been a long process of learning and struggling to live in a new culture,” she says, and indeed, it has.
Kelsang Kyi was born in a small village in Chentsa County in the Malho (Huangnan) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, on the eastern edge of the Tibetan Plateau. Unlike the regions to the...read more