Independent, Not Alone

Maria Suarez-Magana can handle working two jobs in high school. She can handle being homeless at 17. She can handle working 20 hours a week in college. But her breaking point is when she doesn’t meet her peers’ measurements of success.

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“They’ll ask, ‘Why don’t you have a car?’” she says. “How can I answer them? How can I possibly explain it to someone who will never understand?”


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