Shaping her own destiny
Shaping her own destiny
By Amalia Gonzalez and Jenny Patiño — Walking into Panaderia/Tortilleria Nuevo Leon, you can find Marisa Morado working behind the counter, bagging delicious sweet bread and ringing up customers. She grew up in Pilsen, a predominantly Mexican neighborhood of Chicago and now...
Latin American Queens of Entertainment
Latin American Queens of Entertainment
By Amalia Gonzalez– Four girls from different social classes become friends after going to high school together. Telenovelas about social issues and friendship, involving teenagers as they journey through high school are very popular. Throughout the years Televisa from Mexico...
Amelia’s choice
Amelia’s choice
By Amalia Gonzalez– She picks up the phone every three days to call her three children. She dials the one hour calling card to dial the 800 number in the back. She dials her destination number and waits anticipating to listen to her children’s voice. She jumps excited as she...
My mother never learned English
My mother never learned English
By Amalia Gonzalez — Growing up I had one important job in my family. My job was to be a translator. Like this one time I was about 13 years old. My parents had to get time off from their jobs to attend one of my school conferences. They would introduce themselves timidly...
Living with cerebral palsy
Living with cerebral palsy
By Alyssa Sanchez — When Amalia Gonzalez wakes up her first instinct is go check on her sister to see if she is awake and then she changes and feeds her. Every other day she takes care of her sister and every other day she attends school. On the weekends, she works. Amalia,...