The original poem “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon, was written to describe not necessarily the physical place Lyon lived, but the essence of her experience growing up. This video is a response to her work. Where I’m from, birthdays are a big deal. My family has always thrown extravagant parties with bright colors and decorations. Right now I’m living in Wollongong, NSW.. about 8,000 miles from my home in Texas. So, when my birthday came around last week, it reminded me again that this is not where I’m from. Luckily, my family will never stop making birthdays colorful, so they sent me these balloons. This is ‘Where I’m From’.