One time when I moved to the US a publix employee was bagging our groceries and started making fun of my ma because she didn't speak English and my ma started crying and I never seen my ma cry in public place she was saying something like damn I'm so smart wtf why do I feel like I'm no one in this country and I was like ma you're super smart but I was like 8 so I didn't know what smart was and now I'm about to be 22 and I've had the chance to meet and work for a good amount of white male CEO's and compare them to my mom and I'm like wtf my mom is so damn intelligent and could do all yalls jobs x100 but instead decided to waitress for about two decades until she could afford her own house with her hubby (she read and did all the legal paperwork by herself no realtor or lawyer just her) I just wanna say I love you mamiiiii you're really fr so sweet and divine and unbelievably intelligent and so underestimated and undervalued by society I never wanna get you mad because you become the Colombian female hulk lol love you ma thanks for being so so smart and funny and teaching me that education is a good way to achieve upward mobility and thanks for bringing me to this country I'm sorry people are dumb and project their pathetic inability to deal with their own realities on to you fr damn you're so smart mami lowkey I wanna be just like you without the hulk part but I think I got that too hehe 😅 who can relate ¿ #goddess#queen#blessing#ilovemymom#immigrant#immigrantstruggle#boss#cutie#hero#badass#realmvp#CEO#Fortune100
"Its streets seem to have never really been developed but forged, trash and scrap car pieces line its landscape, hungry wandering seagulls and stray dogs are visible parts of its life cycle," writes Photographer and @Queenscapes own Salvador Espinoza @sespin. Click on the link bio above to read more about our #photojournalspotlight on "Willets Point" shot by Salvador then go to salvadorespinoza.com/willetspoint to view this amazing body of work. #Qnsmade
I could never understand why?
Why these guys would leave everything they owned, everything they loved to move to Brooklyn and Queens. Especially after I saw the beauty that Latin America posses. You gave up beautiful beaches, food and people for NYC Subways, apt buildings, and city so tough you lose any sign of innocence the first couple years. They all worked in a factory most worked 2 jobs all with dreams of one day owning a piece of the American dream. Their homeland was destroying itself and where corruption is common. But the same country that caused this demise you now call home. Dreaming of owning a home, dreaming of seeing your kids be successful. See this is the #immigrant struggle I saw first hand. Family was always first, and if you came over there was enough for everyone to eat and drink. Glad to see over 30 years later these guys all made it to see their dream come true and are now retired.
Those years of hard work and putting up with discrimination, racism and hate paid off.
True #ImmigrantStruggle don't believe what you see on TV. These people come here with a dream and to nothing more but to work hard.
Was helping mama dukes clean out some stuff from her closets and I found an old picture album with me in it. '92 chillin deep in the cut with the homie Mr. bunny rabbit. Goddamn, that was when my entire family lived in a single bedroom in a boarding house. #immigrantstruggle was real.
Looking for #TBT pictures is a pain cus the pictures I can use are from the last year (which isn't really a throwback) or anything before 9th grade. nearly everything from 09-14 was with the ex. And before that I had this weird "Fat bandgeek"phase in highschool and I made it a mission to not have my picture taken. Oh well baby pictures it is. #korean#badoledays