This piece entitled "I've Changed "is a personal testimony told creatively through incorporation of a physical statue known by many, and the use of imagination, in order to understand my past experiences. Just as "I've Changed" demonstrates my potential to adapt and overcome many obstacles that have presented themselves to me in the past, it also highlights my strength and potential to continue pushing forward. The piece relates to my first-generation experience here at LMU because often I have felt isolated, dumb and unworthy of the education I have received, not because I lack intelligence, but because I did not understand the systematic processes by which professors educate. Both unprepared and misunderstood, I have managed to maintain focus in school while pouring my soul into my community and to those who live worse than I have, which coincides with the morals of the Jesuits and the mission of this university.
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 1:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol1/iss1/2