Erika Valero - Define American

Erika Valero

Westbury, NY

I came here for vacation and stayed. long story…I’m a dancer.

I stayed and did not have documents for a long time, now I’m a citizen.

American is a very misused word, I was borne in Colombia and I was American even before I came here.

So during the whole process of becoming an “American” I reborn.

I did not realized how much I’ve changed and now I’m split, my culture and my family are in south America, my community in North America.

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