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Deepa Oral History Interview
Deepa recently moved to New York from Nepal in 2019, before the pandemic hit, and was thrust into navigating a new career space. She had business experience in Nepal, and was a professional nail tech, so upon moving to New York she took on the role of working with a largely knit community of Nepali nail salon owners in Queens.
Fast forward two years, her community of nail techs helped her find her own space and begin her own nail salon. Her salon is six months young and in its short time, it has faced several struggles, mainly with drawing in customers and navigating the winter COVID surges in New York. However, Deepa is hopeful, and slowly navigating her path as a new business owner.
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Sanjana Nigam
Collection: Sanjana Nigam Fellowship Project
Item History: 2022-07-01 (created); 2022-07-06 (modified)
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