In her narrative, author Angelica Diaz writes about her development as a daughter, sister, and aunt. Through the use of flashbacks to her childhood she relates the experiences that have brought her to where she is now—a student at Loyola Marymount University working to find her own place in the world and reflecting on her past experiences. By considering the life of her mother—her best friend—Diaz is able to realize her strength and her drive, and that her own place in her world is here and now, at the crossroad between the past and future, right where her faith has led her. After delivering her narrative at the 2015 First To Go Spring Writers Showcase, Diaz was invited to present at the LMU Christian Life Communities Small Group Leader Retreat. She intends to continue to share her story in the hopes of showing the world her true self and spreading awareness about the first-generation college student experience.
"La gente no nace, se hace,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 4:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol4/iss1/3