My dream is to use my gifts and passions of art and graphic design to help end human trafficking. I want to one day open an art studio for children. I dream too that my son will grow up to become a man of courage and compassion.
I became a victim of human trafficking starting at the age of 16. A friend told me about a job in Monterrey, Mexico. I went thinking it was a legitimate job but was a ruse. For five years, I was trafficked across Mexico. Eventually I gained my freedom through a police raid, though my traffickers were never prosecuted and are still trafficking women and children globally. Later I met, German Villar who started helping me with Reintegra. In fact, I designed the hummingbird logo and helped come up with the name "Reintegra". Reintegra means to take what is broken and make it whole. The logo shows different pieces coming together to make a bird that is free.
Recently, I was able to finish my GED as I was trafficked before I could finish high school. I am also a mother and have a 5-year old son named Mateo. Mateo's father died in a motorcycle accident and so I am a widow. I work as a part-time graphic designer for the Commission vs. Trafficking. Reintegra hired me as well for graphic design work that enabled Mateo and me to move into an apartment in a safer neighborhood of Mexico City. In addition to paying me for design work, Reintegra is helping me with the extra living expenses as a mother including the cost for Mateo to attend pre-school.
My dream is to use my gifts and art to help end human trafficking. I would like to be a freelance graphic designer and one day open an art studio for children. My dream for Mateo is that he becomes a kind man who cares for others and stands up for justice. Thank you for partnership with me and my son in helping our dreams become a reality.