My mother education


I have chosen this photo to represent my family’s migration story. This photo reminds me of my mother who is an Elementary teacher in my country Dominican Republic. She struggled so much to get her education but she decided  to make some sacrifies and get a career. It was beyong difficult because of the ecocomic situation she was facing back then and on top of that she had to take care of 4 kids. When she finally achieved it, she was forced to travel to the USA to have a better future for her kid. She passed from being a Teacher in our country, to be a hotel maintanaince. This is the story of many inmigrant that leave behind thier families and stability for a better opportunity for their childrens. Her courage of leaving a better economic possition to get to an unknown place, language etc, had given us, her kids, a better future and had keep us together as a familly. I feel so proud of her for giving everything  she fough for us.

Place(s): Dominican Republic
Year: 2008

– —Luisa Escolastico—

Relationship:  Im/migrant who arrived as a child Im/migrant who arrived as a child