Oakland Pride: September 11, 2016

The Gift of Possibility

When I heard this year’s theme of “Oakland is Pride, Pride is Oakland,” I knew.

I knew that what we hit upon a theme that so many of feel here in The Town. And I knew that the theme hit home with my life story.

I emigrated to the United States with my family from Mexico when I was nine years old. I’m proud to say that I’ve been living in Oakland since then. I stayed focused throughout my time in the Oakland public school system and then proudly graduated from Oakland Unity High School. I received so much support there from teachers and fellow students. It was an opportunity for me to start identifying who I was in this world, and to get comfortable with who I was.

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