To Be is based on a personal story of a Vietnamese refugee, Bien Nguyen who grew up escaping from war and has been living life having to hide their Queer identity. When they go missing it is up for their daughter Mary to find her mother and discover a journey of self-love and acceptance.
Mary Nguyen is a sophomore in college on spring break who planned on coming out to her mother as bisexual before heading to Florida on Spring break with her girlfriend. She comes home to find out her mother has left town leaving everything but a journal behind.
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