How do you keep yourself from feeling like school & your degree were a waste of time?

It’s something I’ve been struggling with greatly myself. How do you keep from feeling the past X amount of years were a complete waste of time? What about the five years it took for me to graduate when my parents paid in sweat, tears, and untold sacrifices. How many times did I wake up in […]

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Dreaming a national, undocumented, APIA coming out

Since the explosion of Jose Vargas’s article in the NY Times, I’ve been bombarded with emails from people sending me the link to his story. Each email includes a brief message about his courage and how much of an inspiration he is and how reading this article makes them think about me. IN WHAT WAY? […]

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Jorge: “I know you feel like giving up, but I won’t let you”

My name is Jorge and I’m undocumented. I came to the U.S. when I was 8 years old. Raised by a single mother, who cleaned offices at night so that she would be around to ensure that her children received a good education. Learning English through Goosebumps books, I sat with other classmates, whose skin […]

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