My family’s story is a story shared by millions of immigrants in the United States of America. It is a story of building a new life and creating new opportunities for themselves and their children.
Orange is the New Black (OITNB) is a powerful reflection of the experiences of communities who have historically been pushed to the margins of society.
My mom often jokes that I could dance before I could walk. In high school, I realized its potential as a way of storytelling through movement.
A few years ago, I found myself facing a new chapter in my life. I had just graduated from college, and was about to begin a Public Interest Fellowship with what was then the Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved.
Colorado is my home now, but it wasn’t my first home. And since I work primarily with refugee and immigrant populations in Fort Morgan, I can relate to that experience. They are often considered “the other.”