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As a child in Thailand, Suwanna Sanguantonkallaya proved herself capable of doing man’s work on her family’s farm. She had a goal of owning her own business some day, even though that didn’t fit the role society outlined for women in her culture.
“They give me a new life here in America. You can dream from here. A woman can do business by herself. In Thailand, they believe only men can do everything,” she said in 2009. Suwanna Sanguantonkallaya immigrated from Thailand to Maine, and as of 2017 is owns Sengchai Thai Cuisine restaurant in Portland.
About This Item
- Title: Suwanna Sanguantonkallaya, Portland, 2009
- Creator: Van Voorst Van Beest, Jan Pieter
- Creation Date: 2009
- Subject Date: 2017
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Digital photograph
- Object Type: Image
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- Business enterprises
- Emigration & immigration--United States
- Emigration and immigration--Thailand
- Immigrants--United States--Maine--Portland
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