I came to the U.S when I was just a month old. If I hadn't migrated to the US, I would have lived in violence and corruption. But residing in the U.S has allowed me to have a beautiful childhood and life. Although I can live a better life, I still have my struggles. At the age of 12, due to the bullying I endured, I had suicidal thoughts and suffered from depression.
After things got better, I decided to create a self-advice blog, @EndBullyinNow, on Twitter to help those who are currently struggling like I once was. At the age of 14, I decided to share my bullying story to help others realize that they aren't alone in their struggles. Throughout the years, I have been told by my followers that my story and tweets have helped and even saved their lives.
Now with over 30,000 followers, I have been recognized by the City of West Hollywood for my LGBTQ advocacy. I have also been nominated for a national award, known as the Shorty Awards, for the categories Activism and Teen Activism. Ultimately, my blog has allowed me to spread awareness on bullying, mental health, and other social issues.
This year, I will be a sophomore at UCLA serving as the Immigrant Advocate for the student body. I aspire of continuing my mental health, LGBTQ, immigration, and other social issues advocacy.
I and the countless DREAMers that exist nationwide are no less nor more American than a person who was born here. It is time America realizes that.
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