After a trip to Mexico for her cousin’s wedding in February 2016, Loreto Lopez gets consumed by her thoughts and experiences of being a Mexican-American. Through her experiences in Guanajuato, memories of her adolescence are triggered as she contemplates what her life has been like as a first-generation student living in Los Angeles. She realizes that her circumstances have left her feeling not completely American nor Mexican. By writing her narrative, Lopez attempts to find out what to do when she feels she is stuck in the middle between two different worlds.
"Stuck in the Middle,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience:
1, Article 26.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol5/iss1/26