I am a Dominican immigrant and became a U.S. citizen at the age of 19. I come from a family of strong matriarchs. My maternal grandmother's experience in healthcare inspired me to become a social worker so that others like her would not have to die prematurely due to limited health literacy. I have worked in healthcare for 12 years (hospice and dialysis) and advocate for vulnerable populations on a daily basis. I live my life with reverence for others, especially elders.
I came out in my early 40s, after marriage and kids, as did my mom and my partner. My children are also part of the LGBTQIA+ community and identify as gay and trans. I am a left-handed, flat-footed single mama. I don't know how to swim, ride a bike, or roller-skate but I at least learned to drive at 21 (who wants to drive in New York if they can help it?). I thrive despite a tough childhood and two divorces. Here's a snippet of my story. I would be honored to hear yours.