‘My Life Feels Like A Subscription’: An Immigrant’s Story

My dad usually sits on our black couch after work and turns on the TV to Canal 11 de Mexico. During a recent commercial break, an announcement came on about a contest on the Mexican immigrant experience in the United States in the 21st century. To enter, one had to submit a three-minute audio piece to IMER, known as the Mexican Institute of Radio in English, and the Mexican Cultural Institute of D.C. the contest was open to residents ages 18 to 35 in the U.S of Mexican descent. I sat and wrote down all of the feelings that came with being an immigrant. I thought about Trump. I thought about being a brown woman. I thought about the oppressive systems that exist. There is so much to say about the collective experiences of immigrants but not enough time to say it. This is what I wrote… Read more at Richmond Pulse.

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