Paulina Asturias

I was born and raised in Guatemala. Because of my personal connection and inquiry on Latin American communities I focused on them in this project. Before I came to Duke University I had never experienced the cultural gap between those that grew up in their country and those that grew up in the USA. I didn’t even know such a gap existed. This is a conversation we never have, we think of the gap in the back of our mind but don’t address it. Therefore, I wanted to give a chance to these communities to speak and be heard about their life stories and to simulate the conversation that we should have.

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