The immigrant community is suffering traumatic events such as; family breakups, discrimination, and social injustice which affects their wellbeing and mental health.
The main goal of this fanzine is to foster community building and help immigrants overcome social injustices and discrimination.
The Resilience Stories Fanzine is a response to the challenges that affect all of us during these times. We may have very different experiences from one another, but we are all touched in some way by the increased activism, exposure, and images of racial injustice and associated violence.
*The names on the stories are changed to avoid any recognition of the participant that shared their resilience stories.
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It is about how an accent on an immigrant can lead us to hurt our self-esteem. Sometimes we immigrants feel embarrassed because we mispronounce some words in English. Now with the Covid-19 pandemic, while we are using the mask, it has been more difficult for us to improve our pronunciation. We invite you to read the story and share it with others. You are not alone.🫂 " I think that an accent is an immigrant's essence, be proud of it. " Silvia Roldan
This story shows us how a bad moment can change our life and make us stronger. It’s impossible to control everything that happens in life. But having a sense of self-awareness and the ability to exercise self-control in bad situations make you a resilient person and live a prosperous life. You need to remember that you are not alone on the journey.
This powerful story transmits hope, courage, and shows how we immigrants find a solution in the worst circumstances. “Life is full of challenges, if you believe in yourself and work hard, all your effort will have a reward.“ Monica Molina *the name in the story was changed to avoid recognition of participant.