It’s ok to be different and that there will always be people willing to overlook those differences and accept you for being yourself.(willing to: dispuesto a; overlook: pasar por alto)

I want to thank my sister Andrea for giving me one more reason to keep going when all seemed pointless. (pointless: sin sentido)

You are my number one fan and you never lost faith in me even when I lost faith in myself.(lost:pasado de perder; faith: fe)

School became a safe heaven because despite not having internet a washing machine or even my own bed I always had knowledge at my fingertips. (heaven: paraiso, cielo: despite: a pesar de; fingertips: punta de los dedos)

I also realized that it might be the only way I might be able to help my family.(realized: darse cuenta: might be: podría ser; be able to: ser capaz de; way: camino, forma)

Undocumented immigrants are people too.

I ask for all of you to try to look beyond the way in which the media portrait us.(beyond: más allá; portrait us: nos retrata)

I ask for your to please keep your heart open and try to find he love and understanding that makes us humans.(keep: mantener; understanding: compresión)

If I was able to break every stereotype based on what I am classified as: Mexican, female, undocumented first generation, low income then so can you.(low income: pobre)

I am living proof that beating the system is possible. (living proof: prueba viviviente, beat: vencer)

 

THEY TOLD ME THAT I COULDN’T SO I DID.

ME DIJERON QUE NO PODÍA ASÍ QUE LO HICE.