The lives of undocumented youth in the East Coast, is very different than our own California lives. We have the privilege of in-state tuition and state financial aid in California, New York still does not have state financial aid.
“Life in New York is the only life I’ve ever known. I was just five years old when I came to the United States from the Philippines in 2000. I lived my early years thinking I was like my peers: an American. This country’s culture was my culture. I spoke English without a trace of a Filipino accent. It wasn’t until the end of my sophomore year of high school that I found out I was undocumented, and my life began to fall apart. School felt pointless and my grades plummeted. Perhaps I could graduate, but I doubted I would be able to go to college, have a career, or any real future. I began to think about suicide.
I‘ve made strides in overcoming my depression through working as an activist and with the support of my friends, but I still worry that my dreams remain in jeopardy. I hope by sharing my story, I can inspire us not to make the struggle last so long for others as it has for me.”
“Hi, I’m Ted Mosby and exactly 45 days from now you and I are gonna meet and we are gonna fall in love and we are gonna get marry and we are gonna have two kids and we are gonna love them and each other so much, all that is 45 days away but I am here now, I guess because, I want this extra 45 days with you, I want each one of them, look if I can’t have them I take the 45 seconds before your boyfriend shows up and punch me in the face because I love you I always gonna love you until the end of my days and beyond you will see.”
Two of our UndocuPick-up Lines admins are graduating with Masters this weekend. They are amazing UNDOCUmujeres who I am proud to call my friends. Caro, Diana, you are beautiful humyn beings. Las quiero mucho!
Above are pictures of the graduation caps they will be wearing.
my name is diana. graduated with a b.s. in business administration & a b.a. in communication. i just started a master's program in postsecondary leadership with an emphasis in student affairs. i love learning! not necessarily the homework/assignments but i do love learning. each day is an adventure. with highs and lows.
blog about:social justice, communication, feminism, music, quotes (i love quotes!) & some photos here and there.
much of my posts have one reason as to why they are written, and that is because it is a way for me to express my thoughts. not necessarily looking for readership or reactions to it but they are most definitely welcome. the good and the bad reactions. i learn from either one :]
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