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9 things I learned after graduating from college as an undocumented, first-generation Latina

In May of last year, I was getting ready to walk the very first stage since my high school graduation, and It did not feel real to me. As I entered the graduation ceremony alongside my peers, I remember thinking of my high school self, the one who could not imagine walking into any college graduation, much less my own. And as much as I learned while attending college, there are many more things that I learned a year after graduating. These are things that I’m still learning and processes that I’m still learning to trust. These are just my learnings and observations post-graduation; they are not meant to be followed as a guide because we are all different. But I hope you find a little bit of truth or maybe a sentence or two of inspiration from a first-generation Latina.