Crossing Spaces is a series of three documentary shorts profiling three Micronesian women in Honolulu as they grapple with the challenges of higher education and work to enact meaningful change for their families and communities.
As the newest group of Pacific Islanders to arrive in the Hawaiian Islands, Micronesians aspire to the same dreams as every new immigrant group before them. Similarly, many face discrimination and poverty as they struggle to build new lives. Despite these obstacles, higher education remains the key to unlocking the American dream for themselves and their families.
This Youtube clip is the third and final mini documentaries in the Crossing Spaces series. In her 50s, mother, grandmother, and worker Yoana Amond completed her associate’s degree from Kapiʻiolani Community College, all the while serving as a full-time volunteer and a leader in her community.