I was born in the United States but I’ve lived all of my adult life outside of it, having studied/worked in many countries before coming to the Netherlands. I’m an associate professor in cultural geography, doing participatory action research on the transformative educational potential of tourism. I co-founded Migrantour Utrecht because I want my son, born in the Netherlands to two migrant parents, to grow up in a place where migration heritages are recognised and valued. Migrantour Utrecht contributes to that vision. My favorite part of Migrantour Utrecht has been the tour co-creation process itself. It brings together intercultural companions’ perceptions, experiences and values with those of others in the neighborhood to develop a powerful narrative about the impact of migration on our lives, both past and present. I’m incredibly proud and humbled to witness how our stories are told to and received by tour participants!