I was born in El Salvador. My childhood wasn’t that easy, I struggled a lot but I never gave up. Now I am 16 years old, living a different life. Anything would make me smile, or cry. I am a great student and hard worker. I like to have fun, dance, hang out with my family and friends. Nature is one of my favorite things, art makes my life better, art is a way I connect to the world. My smile can give life to everyone who sees it, even though I don’t show what I have in my inside. I feel insecure about myself sometimes.
I was always a happy girl no matter what, even though my mom immigrated to the United States when I was 4. I stayed with my brother and sister, my aunt took care of us. Nothing was easy for us, my brother and sister suffered a lot and it was very difficult for me to see what they were going through. My mom believed and cared about my aunt but at the end she was just using my sister and brother to get money from her.I have a different dad from my sister and brother. Sometimes I didn’t knew the things they were going through.
My dad took me away from them and I lived with him, his wife and children. Sometimes I thought I was never going to fit in that family. However, while I was growing up i learned to deal with it. I got bullied in school, I felt like nothing… my dad always did his best to take care of me, but I always needed my mom in every moment I was going through. And so I didn’t think to much things that hurt me, I started to draw or write letters to my mom.