, of any amount you choose to give, will help us to support and provide opportunities for sharing the stories of young women like Valeria whose poem below was first published in the third POPS Anthology,
Before There Were Bars
I Come from a Place I Once Didn’t Know
By Valeria De La Torre
I come from a place I once didn’t know
The place I was born, down south across the border.
One day I asked my mom when we could go visit.
She said, “There’s no way back after.”
I come from 14% of K-12 undocumented students
Who want to pursue the American Dream.
I come from every teardrop
I’ve seen roll down my mother’s cheek
Because the vision of that dream
Isn’t always bright.
I come from a country I don’t know
But wish one day to
Go back and meet.
Thank you in advance, and with gratitude,
Executive Director and Co-Founder
POPS the Club