"...Que mi sangre sea semilla de libertad" (Oscar Romero, 1980). 🇸🇻
Humbleness, simplicity, and thrivers are characteristics that come to mind when I think about my #Salvadoran culture. My family, close friends, and partners in the movement all uphold these values, and have the natural instinct to thrive + resist no matter the unjust circumstances life throws at you. As I organize in Everett, a city in Greater Boston, I think about how no white, higher ed institution could have ever prepared me for the deep relationships and sense of community that’s been built among my membership. The majority of my members immigrated to Boston from #Chalatenango or #SanVicente. They share folklore stories with me over #pupusas. I ask about the war, and they respond with the sense of urgency to return back home someday. We shop at the same bodegas and attend each other’s cookouts. There’s nothing like holding space and being in #community with your people. I’ll forever keep these moments close to me, and I’m grateful to know a bit about my history & the opportunity to carry these stories of survival + liberation with me.
What aspects of your #culture do you celebrate most? x IP