Excited to have taken part in this photoshoot with The Soze Agency for the I Am An Immigrant campaign. My immigrant experience was very different from many. I came to live with my grandmother and, though I struggled in college, I always had a roof over my head and food on the table. Some of my friends did not have those same luxuries. They depended on the kindness of friends of family and when that ran out, they fended for themselves. Immigrants come to this country for a better life. It's a common desire that all humans share. We want a better life for ourselves and our families. No-one should be shamed or criminalized for that. To support the DREAM Act and fight for young people who simply want to stay in the only home they know and make a life for themselves, click here. Shot by the incredible Kisha Bari.