It’s been one year since the Pulse Nightclub shooting where 49 people were shot in a popular gay club. For me, the pain is still fresh.
The bombing at an Ariana Grande concert broke my heart. As a gay, Latinx teen, I found a safe haven in pop music. It’s through our divas that many of us find ourselves.
The way it’s going, I’m afraid the hometown I recognize won’t be around much longer.
I’m living a much more frugal childhood than my old siblings did.
“Back when my sister had an after-school job, she kept all the money for herself. I have to use my paycheck to help with groceries and rent.”
Oakland is in the epicenter of the tech boom and it’s the locals who are feeling the repercussions.