isaacmendita14 karma2020-11-24 06:25:04 UTC
Sorry! Forgot to add in my actual answer. I guess it’s more of the fact that often, the main struggles that people face isn’t really monetary, but internal battles that make them feel irrelevant or no value. It puts them in a position where they are dehumanized at times, resulting in giving up in life and their dreams.
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isaacmendita10 karma2020-11-24 06:27:12 UTC
I personally believe that these stories are as short as I could make them since it’s just a small part of a person’s life. The format ended up longer due to more detail added to give readers a better image of what’s happening.
isaacmendita8 karma2020-11-24 06:54:20 UTC
I tell these stories as someone who comes from a low-income/marginalized community. I really want people outside of communities similar to mine to understand that our struggles isn’t only about “drugs, gangs, and violence.” Our biggest struggle is never about those, rather, an internal battle of finding our true selves and our own worth.
isaacmendita7 karma2020-11-24 06:40:36 UTC
This is a really good question that I hope will be answered as I continue on with this project. But sometimes it’s just as simple as recognizing people and treating them as humans. You don’t necessarily need to always give money or food. A conversation goes a long way and sometimes that’s all that people ask for.
isaacmendita4 karma2020-11-24 06:36:52 UTC
My parents. They’ve given up everything in our home country just for my siblings and I to have a better life in North America.
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