Last week marked the first year since Hurricane María and we have all been looking back at how our lives and our home changed after María.
Here in Puerto Rico we now talk about our lives in terms of before María and after María. But last week we were all thinking about what really changed Post María, like the streetlights that still don’t work, street bumps that have just gotten worse, houses that are still not fixed because there is no money to repair the damage they suffered and the thousands of lives that were lost.
We recently received the official count of those lives taken by the hurricane and as a result of the hurricane and, even thought some might not agree with it, that’s the number and sadly it cannot be changed. We have also learned that supplies like food and water were not delivered and just sat there in the heat for a year. These could have saved lives.
A year after this life changing monster we just have to look ahead and hope we see a light at the end of the tunnel. Last year we saw as neighbors, friends and even strangers helped each other in times of need, we all got up when we had to but we can’t sit down yet.
via Puerto Rico after Hurricane María
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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