When I was 8 years old, along with my older brother, we started working in the streets of México, selling lots of candies. We went to parks and government offices as well. We both brought money home and gave some to my Mom, so she can feed us better.
I remember that I was the second student in the classroom who would always carry extra coins to buy “tortas de jamon” at lunchtime. That’s a kind of hamburger but with ham only. Another girl, whose parents owned a grocery store, would bring lots of coins too and share with other classmates.
Above all else
So, I learned that life was not going to be easy, due to food insecurity in our family.
According to STATISTA, nearly 25 million Mexican citizens suffered from food insecurity every year from 2014 all the way just before the pandemic started on March 2020.Published by Teresa Romero. “Population Facing Food Insecurity by Severity in Mexico.” Statista, 16 Mar. 2022, https://www.statista.com/statistics/1043182/mexico-number-population-food-insecurity-severity/.
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So, with no English spoken, by the age of 13, my sister and I came to the United States and lived there for a while. As our lives continued, I saw many barriers blocking immigrants from moving forward to a better life. So I decided to take matters into my own hands by putting aside every single obstacle preventing me from reaching my academic dreams. That’s how I became a first-time generation college graduate, achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
My goal now, as a member of the Fourth Estate, is to build a professional career as an unbiased journalist. However, I must have these pillars in mind to meet that goal.
- Strength, and
I believe democracy starts by guaranteeing human rights, especially the integrity of children. Letting people freely choose their religious beliefs, political affiliations, and sexual preferences. As a member of the press, my job is to treat every entity fairly and objectively, even those within my circle.
- 0:08 Intruduction
- 6:22 Education
- 8:00 Freedom of the Press
- 9:09 The 4 pillars of my career and the person behind it
- 10:10 Moral Values
- 11:44 You can't silence me
- 13:13 The worst job I ever had - Lakeway, TX
- 14:22 An invitation to study the Bible
- 16:25 The Lakeway job tried to violate my First Amendment rights
- 17:40 My relationship with Hispanics
- 18:40 Marital Status
- 19:14 Don't make your life harder
- 19:55 Manipulation from certain people in power
- 20:35 Concluding the episode