In 2009, when Amy Blair moved to Kuala Lumpur with her husband and toddler, she met Ana, a single mother of two teenagers who was looking for work. Amy decided to ask Ana to teach her Bahasa Malaysia. The friendship blossomed along with Amy’s language skill. “I began to have a deeper understanding of her and her struggles. We are both mothers who would do anything for our kids. The only difference was the circumstances we were born into, which you don’t get to choose,” recalls the native Texan.
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