By describing the relationship with the most important people in her life, Cynthia Garcia connects the ways in which each individual has contributed to shaping her into the young woman she is today. As a first-generation college student, she struggles with pleasing her parents, accepting the unsuspecting financial sacrifices of her younger siblings, and the exploration of herself through a romantic relationship.
"Pieces of Me,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience:
1, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol4/iss1/4