“We didn’t come this far to just come this far”
As someone that migrated to the U.S at a young age I understand the struggles immigrant families face to reach the American dream. We sacrificed so much. This is our moment.
I sat there in disbelief almost in denial. I felt a kid-like sense of safety. I thought to myself, I did nothing wrong, I will get everything sorted out and I will be on my way. That day started like any other, little did I know it would end the way it did. I was … Continue reading My time in jail Pt. 1
*Note: Before I begin part 2 if you haven’t read part 1 here is a link My time in jail Pt. 1 . In order to really understand this blog you must understand it from the beginning. I migrated to the U.S with my family at the age of five. My family and I came … Continue reading My Time In Jail Pt. 2
This past week I was reminded of a couple things. Our justice system is designed to benefit some and punish others It goes after the most vulnerable, and it effects our society past the time served. I use to see the system as a just and equal system. I grew up thinking that those that … Continue reading Injustice For Our People
We can’t deny that the United States has seen a change in environment the past couple years that has created division. Progressive and inclusive ideas towards immigrants have been traded for ancient ideals for this country.What can many times be forgotten though, is the contribution immigrants bring to this country not only in culture, and … Continue reading 7 Immigrants That Prove We Can Make It Too
Children of immigrants represent hope and are the trailblazers to the possible Lupita G. A couple of months ago I began a study to better understand how mental health effects the immigrant community. I have learned so much in this process. One of the things I have better understood is the relationship between the immigrant … Continue reading The Pressure For Children Of Immigrants To Make Their Parents Proud.
This past month I couldn’t help but her flashbacks to what happened to me. In watching 21 Savage go through his traffic stop turn into an immigration proceeding I watched my story unfold again. I have opened up to you guys about my experience in jail and why I ended up in a place I … Continue reading 21 Savage-One Story, Many Faces
Hello everyone. I want to start by saying thank you! I am beyond grateful for the overwhelmingly beautiful response and support I received with my https://betteryouspace.com/2018/11/06/my-time-in-jail-pt-1/and https://betteryouspace.com/2018/11/13/my-jail-story-pt-2/ blogs. I knew I wanted to open up to you guys about this experience I just didn’t think I was ready. My hesitation came from thinking people would read … Continue reading Getting To Know My people
Mental Illness is something that has existed for hundreds of years. Amazing and talented people like Frida Kahlo suffered from depression. Her life was full of difficult moments and you can see how she used her art as an outlet for her deep sorrow and mental battles. This makes one thing clear, mental illness is … Continue reading How Mental Health impacts Latinos
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