Stories of Mothers and Daughters

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A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]

Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

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North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, a not-for-profit children’s mental health agency whose social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors provide extensive services to residents of Nassau County, Long Island. Source: Let Them Go, Let Them Grow: The Latina Girls Project | LifeLines

My Immigration Story | The story of U.S. immigrants in their own words.

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I am 16 years old. My mother and I are both from Guatemala. My mother was forced to have sexual intercourse when she was 14. She got kicked out and struggled trying to find a place to sleep. My father heard about it and didn’t care. His sister gave her a place to sleep but […]

The Stress Of Immigration Can Cause Psychosis, According To New Study | The Huffington Post

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LUIS ACOSTA VIA GETTY IMAGES Source: The Stress Of Immigration Can Cause Psychosis, According To New Study | The Huffington Post The stress and hardship faced by immigrants setting up in a new country could be contributing to an increased risk of psychosis among certain communities. And for those coming to a new country with […]

Celebrating Immigrant Mothers – America’s Voice

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Picture source:AMOR MIGRANTE (YouTube Official Video) – Elena & Los Fulanos Immigrant mothers are worthy of admiration. This is how I concluded a short essay about my undocumented mother, Vilma, who has overcome her fear of deportation. In the essay, I wrote about my mother’s unwavering spirit, her sacrifices, and her ability to always have […]

From Nth Africa To France, ‘Fatima’ Tells The Story Of A Mother & Her Teen Girls In A New Culture – GirlTalkHQ

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Picture source:http://girltalkhq.com/from-nth-africa-to-france-fatima-tells-the-story-of-a-mother-her-teen-girls-in-a-new-culture/ There’s a LOT of talk about immigration around the world right now. No matter which country you live in, it’s hard to escape the political lens that this this issue is often dominantly seen through. Whether it is Brexit, or Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, immigration has sadly becoming a plaything in the hands […]

Undocumented Dream | Rossy Evelin Lima | TEDxMcAllen – YouTube

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This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. We are all immigrants overcoming obstacles and breaking borders. As long as you have a dream, everything will be just fine. Rossy Evelin Lima describes herself as an immigrant writer. She is an award winning […]