I came to Canada from Colombia in 2010 to learn English as my mother tongue is Spanish. After spending a year in Vancouver, my family and I decided that it would be great for me to attend university here.
What initially made me fall in love with British Columbia was the access I had to different cultures from all over the world. That lead me to study International Studies at Simon Fraser University with a specialization in Comparative World Politics, Culture and Society.
I believe that every different culture has a lot to offer and it is important to be open minded in order to learn more about the world. I also believe that each ethnicity comes with a lot of value and has a lot to offer. However, due to historical events the world is not an equal place for all because of our different cultural traits, ethnicities and gender.
I absolutely believe in what I studied in university and what I learned while working with different communities and minorities in BC. The world needs change and it needs it now. This change will allow us to gain more knowledge as well as more skills from people who have not had the chance to prove themselves before due to lack of agency and access.
I am now moving to Huron-Kinloss because that is were my husband's family resides and it is the place where we are planning to settle down. I would like to continue with my professional career in our own community.
It was an incredible surprise to find movements such as Nuclear Against Racism and it would be an honour for me to be able to continue growing together towards a more equal and just world.