I am Sherlyn and I am from Guerrero in Mexico. I speak two language:my first language is Mixtec and my second language is Spanish. My family is from Cuba Libre Guerrero, a small town where people speak ancient Mayan languages, from which I inherited the Mixtec language. I was born in Cuba Libre Guerrero but now I live in Brooklyn, part of Park Slope. A difficult situation in my life was being caught by immigration and then being taken to a shelter, a place where I didn’t know anyone and couldn’t communicate with my family.
This year I am 14 years old. One of my greatest strengths is never giving up and giving all my effort to something. I am empathetic and have my values. My work in progress is learning English on my own. One of my greatest achievements this year was graduating from middle school with honors without knowing much English, but these achievements were the fruits of my effort. My goal is to master English and have good grades. One last thing: never give up, for soon your efforts will bear fruit.
My family is made up of six members: my mother is of Mexican descent and she is 31 years old, she is very strong. My little brother, is also of Mexican descent, but was born here in the United States; he is 10 months old and he is very kind and tender too.At the same time, my mother’s partner, a respectable and responsible man, is of Mexican descent and he is very kind. My sisters, Iris and Alison, are the daughters of my mother’s partner. They were born here in the United States, and they are very friendly and funny.