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Losing the Most Important Connection

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I recently wrote a YCteen story about how difficult it was for me to reconnect with my mother after being separated from her for so long. We’re originally from Colombia and she came to the United States before me, when I was only 5. I was not able to join her until I was 12, […]

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Not Just a Kid From the Projects

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Growing up, I didn’t know that I came from a lower class. Once, I even had a birthday party at a Build-a-Bear workshop! My dad was a superintendent at a movie theater, and we often watched movies there and got popcorn for free. My mom was a stay at home mom, and she often helped […]

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Coronavirus Wrecked My Transition From Foster Care

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I first heard people talk about coronavirus at my school during the first week of March. I go to a vocational school called Co-op Tech, and I am studying to be a graphic designer. Classmates and teachers talked about the virus, but I was honestly too busy to worry about the few cases that were […]

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No Job, No Home, No Green Card

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  “Do you know you’re an illegal immigrant?” I was 19 when my social worker asked me this question. Shocked and confused, I said, “What do you mean?” Throughout my life, I had heard about undocumented immigrants from TV and from friends and family. I didn’t realize I was one of them. “You’re not able […]

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