nobody taught us how to fix a leaky ceiling


Julia Yoo, 17

Korean and Indian


Nobody Taught Us How To Fix A Leaky Ceiling is an exploration of the portrayals and realities of the expression of emotions in many immigrant/asian households. The story depicts a girl entering her home and going through the motions of feeling exhaustion and resentment towards her parents’ emotional absence. As she discovers, though, her parents suffer as well behind closed doors. NTUHTFALC is an effort to further explore and understand the unspoken, and the reason those things remain unaddressed. Through animation, it can explore intangible and hushed topics and emotions. Addressing intergenerational learning, trauma, and the effects of assimilation and immigration is incredibly important to the development of children of immigrants.