“When I ran away from my country I carried with me the fear of not being able to speak english. I thought I’d be lost. Someone told me to find a job in a kitchen – that they wouldn’t care if I didn’t speak english. That’s what I did. When I started, I noticed some of my new colleagues were in exactly the same situation that I was. We all got along pretty fast. Even with those who didn’t speak spanish – we always found a way to communicate. I’m blessed for this opportunity this is how I’ve been able to support my family. “