How’s your week so far?
A lot of people around the U.S participated in #DayWithoutAnImmigrant last week and it was really nice to see everyone on social media sharing their stories. For me personally, it’s important to never forget my parents and their struggles because they came to this country with the intent to provide a better life for myself and my siblings.
Both of my parents came to this country at a very young age. My dad was 19 y mi mamá was 17. As most of my dads siblings came into this country, they all eventually settled in Santa Ana.
For about 13 years, mi papá worked at a factory making drive-thru sensors making 7 dollars an hour–that was a little under 600 dollars a paycheck. They always paid their taxes, and never sought government aid.
Can you imagine having to feed a family of five on that kind of a budget?
Neither can I.
Pero mís papás lo lograron.
We shared a 2 bed/1 bath house with my aunt and her family. At one point, there were 11 of us living under one roof, and It was always really crowded, but we had no other option.
When I got a little older my mom used to tell me about all of the really tough times, and how my dad used to cry sometimes because he couldn’t even afford to buy me a Happy Meal when I’d ask for one, and it makes me feel like a total brat for not being more aware at that age.
It really frustrates me to see trolls tearing down and making assumptions about immigrants, what would they know about the struggle? We’re all human, and we all deserve the same fighting chance at a decent life. ¿Verdad?
Cooking has always been a stress reliever for me, and in these times I hope you all find something to center yourselves bc self care is very important!
We’re going to make deviled eggs with mole coloradito because I’m kind of obsessed with deviled eggs. No se porque, but they are so addicting!
This is totally off topic, pero is there a song you’ve been stuck on lately?
I’ve had Jenni Rivera’s rendition of Basta Ya on repeat and I cannot get it out of my head! There’s just something about the strong fem presence she had that has been speaking to me lately.
Que descanse en paz!
Anyways, I’ll see you on Thursday, we’ll be baking up something good!!
Y como siempre, stay chingonx!