Despite the rough first semester of college (COMPUTER SCIENCE Y U NO LUV ME??), my grades faired decently and so I’m going with my gut and answering with Biology and Studio Art. I’m still juggling possibilities of Math, Art History, and Chemistry though and a part of me is vying for an International Studies concentration in Borders, Exile and Diaspora Studies if my course load permits, but declaring is a year and a half away so everything is up in the air.
Short answer: I WANT TO TAKE EVERYTHING DON’T MAKE ME CHOOSE CAN I RESIGN TO MAJORING IN HOMELESSNESS AND CONCENTRATE IN CARDBOARD BOX FORT BUILDING OR WAS THAT NOT LISTED IN THE CATALOG
Immigration stories always break my heart in the best way. The absolute need to exist in a flawed and foreign place above one’s own native one because of the latter’s deeper restriction of the simplest human experiences is something I don’t know if most people have sat down to think about. There are so many poems layered in the silences of work and re-rooting, so many words hidden among the five letters it takes to spell out exile.
You say it best, Ana.