Welcome to the Inaugural issue of Our Own Voices the magazine and Our Own Voices online at www.ourownvoices.com. The theme is to help bridge the cultural and ethnic divide in America. I believe America is the greatest country on earth because of its cultural diversity, not in spite of it. I am proud of my culture and I want to share it with you as we all learn about each others. This month we visit Sinhalese Americans from Sri Lanka in Asia. Let us work together to build the greatest bridge in history to unite us one to another. In this first issue we also discuss firsts in
family achievements with the Douglass sisters. As a people we have accomplished much yet we still have so much more to do. I hope their story inspires you to reach for your dreams too.