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Talk about your dreams, for yourself or your family. Talk about the challenges you face. Your honesty will make your video a success.
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If you are undocumented, Define American does not control your decision to come out (reveal your status) on this page. That is your decision alone, and a brave decision hundreds have made. Those under the age of 18 are directed to consult with their parents or guardians before posting. Define American certainly does not endorse one outing another, especially without their permission, participation, or consent. Nevertheless, any such decision is yours and yours alone, and Define American assumes no responsibility for any consequences.