Posts Tagged ‘immigrant’

Sometimes I am so grateful for the smallest things. And I don’t think I would have had that if I hadn’t had the illness. Some people say, “oh, that’s such a great thing to have,” but if I had the choice, I would still say, NO. I would be very happy not to have the leukemia. But it’s not a choice.

My name is Aranzasu and my two daughters are Clara, age 13, and Ella, age 11. Describe myself before kids? I wanted to see the world. I had just finished a masters program in Oregon. I had always wanted children. It was also a time that was unsure for us. We had just finished graduate […]

I’m from Venezuela. Having a family–it’s what you expect to do.

My name is Carolina. I am 39 and have two boys: Ignacio, who is ten, and Alejandro, who is five. I would describe myself as very independent, proactive, and ambitious, and also very passionate about my career. Having a family was very intentional. I guess it’s because of our culture. I am from Venezuela. Having […]

I was 15 when I got pregnant. I knew the consequences, but I mean halfway knew the consequences.

My name is Elizabeth. I’m 29. My oldest child is Kendra Pedro and she’s 13. My second child is Evandi. She’s 9. My baby is Daisy Villafranco. She is 7. I’m from Mexico. I was 12 years old when I came here. Before I had children, I was in high school. My parents had two […]

I came here for my children.

My name is Lovelyn. I am 32. I have three girls, Pearl, 7, Nancy, 4 and Janet, 1. I am from Nigeria. We moved to the US three years ago. I had one of my children here. Before children, I was living in Nigeria working as an office administrator. I loved working. I also loved […]