Ecaterina Leonte
No one chooses where to be born. I happened to make my appearance in communist Romania, the only child of parents who regarded food and freedom as luxury. Five years later parents like mine started a revolution bearing their children in mind. I grew up feeling rich in a poor country, rich in the freedom my parents had fought for. For this reason I never took freedom lightly - freedom of thought and freedom to cross borders. I abundantly exercised both.