after more immigration raids in my community today it feels really good to be able to print up some loving vibes to send out into the world tonight. if you'd like to pick one of these up for a teacher appreciation gift use the code teacherlove for 40% off. (look for the freedom of the press section in the webshop) thanks for all of your help getting these into classrooms where little eyeballs can see them.
#immigrantsmakeamericagreat Seeing this building stirs memories of the stories of my maternal grandmother, who wept when she saw the #statueofliberty and whose family was nearly turned back to Italy because one of her 12 siblings was ill.
I didn't do it. Papi, mami: WE did it.
I can't imagine what it was like for my parents when they left their families behind and everything they knew in Mexico to come to this country. I can't imagine the sadness, the fear, the anxiety, and all the other range of emotions that they must've felt in those life-changing moments. But they both risked it all in search of a better life, and ultimately to give their future children better opportunities. When I hear the stories of their journeys here, I can't help but think that I could write a novel about them because I truly have the strongest and most resilient parents out there. If I could go back in time to those moments right before they left their homes when they probably wondered if leaving would pay off, I'd be there to wipe their tears and tell them that it would all be worth it. All the long hours of work, all the loneliness from being far away from their families, all the other obstacles would lead to moments like this. Without their sacrifices and their unconditional support, I would never have gotten this far. Because of them, I know I'll go farther. In the times I felt overwhelmed with school these past four years, all I had to do was think of their stories, see their tired faces, and I remembered that this was all for them. Truthfully, I don't think I'll ever be able to repay them for everything, so all I can do is say thank you and show them that their hard work has and will continue to pay off by being the best person I can be. This time I presented them my college degree, but hopefully next time I'll be presenting them with me MD degree! 🏻 #firstgenerationcollegestudent#latinapower#latinapride#sisepuede#sisepudo#immigrantsmakeamericagreat#hijadeinmigrantes
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Tostones y Amor
Proud cousin Alert! To my beautiful cousin/sister my confidant and best friend. I can't begin to explain the joy I'm currently feeling. You were brought to this country for a better life and that's exactly what you're doing. Every barrier placed in front of you you've managed to break down. You did all this on your own, working a full time job, going to school and being an amazing mother. Those late nights of homework and tugging on your hair have finally paid off. I love you so much Yami🏽 #thisisjustthebeginning#immigrantsmakeamericagreat#csulbgrad#cousin#love#shedidthat#latinastakingover
Ps. I cried
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