Words by Valeria De La Torre
Video by Lexis-Olivier Ray
the inspiration behind the piece was my
family has always been like oh you can’t
you can’t share this with anybody that
you’re undocumented and when I was in
high school and I finally got daca which
granted me protection from deportation
it helped me kind of tell people like
where I’m from and it made me feel a
little bit more free and less scared I
come from a place I wants to know the
place I was born down south across the
border one day I asked my mom when we
could go visit she said there’s no way
back out there
I come from 1.4 percent of K through 12
undocumented students who want to pursue
the American dream
I come from every teardrop I see mild on
my mother’s cheek because the vision of
that dream isn’t always bright
I come from a country I don’t know but
wish to a Nickleback in me
my name is Valeria de la Torre I come
from a place I once did in out
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