“I was a single mother raising two kids.”

Eliadad Flores was a single mother struggling with two kids by herself.
December 2, 2020

When Eliadad Flores, my mom, came to the US, she met my dad and and after a while of dating she had my sister.  Then, two years later she had me.  My mom and my dad started to have multiple arguments....

“I did not have much because my parents were really poor and not did not have enough to give a lot but we were really happy on what we had.”

My dad at a birthday party.
October 12, 2020

My dad in his childhood barely had anything and he still worked with what he had. My dad only went up to middle school and then he left school because they could not afford it. They had to work for what...

“My opinion is that 2020 hasn’t been the best year so far.”

In this photo my sister Angela Hernandez finished elementary and we are celebrating it.
October 11, 2020

Sisters Julia Hernandez and Angela Hernandez sat down to talk about how their year has been. Their opinions of 2020 and how they feel about the year from experience and from what they heard was said...

“De Henry te corto un chongo te dejó de con uno y el otro quedó cortito cortito con las tijeras de papel. Y después un día te a amarrar tus agujetas y qué te calles.”

“De Henry te corto un chongo te dejó de con uno y el otro quedó cortito cortito con las tijeras de papel. Y después un día te a amarrar tus agujetas y qué te calles.”
October 11, 2020

Aurora Martinez is 41 now. She talks about growing up in Mexico. She also talks about how it was like. Not only that but she talks about how her kids where when they were little. She has two kids: Henry...

“El mas feo es que no quería dejar a mi país..”

“El mas feo es que no quería dejar a mi país..”
October 8, 2020

In 1996 when Amador Rojas was 16 year old he made his first voyage across the US border all alone. He had no support until there was a stranger who reached out to him and helped him get a job.   Years...

“I felt it was worth it cause then I would be able to provide more if I graduated from college and  I would be able to help out my parents more”

Picture of Nidia Bello taken on New Year's. The picture was posted on instagram with the caption saying she was ready for 2020.
October 7, 2020

For Nidia Bello, life was rough on her when her parents came to America. She was two and had to learn how to fit in before she could get comfortable. Her parents went back to Mexico for a visit after her...

“Yo daría cualquier cosa por mi familia….”

October 6, 2020

Justino Lopez is a very hard working father of three and he works 12 hours so that his children can have a roof and go to collage. Due to Covid-19 his job hours have gone down. He is now working three...

“What was it like when you went to boot camp?”

My older brother and I at my nephews birthday.
October 6, 2020

In 2007 my older brother, Bryan Figueroa, was in our house playing Monopoly when our mom went into labor and was admitted to the hospital. When she came home, she brought me home after giving birth to...

“Instead of the teachers going somewhat easy on us, they just give us more assignments. We have more than one class ya know teachers!”

I took this photo of her before I left Clinton Middle School, my old middle school in sixth grade. It's one of the last pictures I have of her at the moment.
October 3, 2020

From an early age, Ashley Alfado, who was (and still is sometimes) shy and bold, had a great childhood. Not that she could remember much of it, but those memories that she could remember like the songs...

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