“There is Beauty in Struggle” tells the story of a young woman trying to navigate the world while having certain circumstances pull her back from reaching her dreams. These stories show the development of growing up, learning to accept the struggles one goes through, and learning to use those struggles as a catalyst for change. The narrative begin with Brenda Quintanilla living in El Salvador, then immigrating to the United States at the age of eight, and having to adapt to American society when clearly she is not welcomed here. This narrative explores the way in which Quintanilla finally came to an understanding of self-discovery through the struggles she had to overcome.
"There is Beauty in Struggle,"
First-Gen Voices: Creative and Critical Narratives on the First-Generation College Experience: Vol. 5:
1, Article 23.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/fgv/vol5/iss1/23