Your Native Language Is Not A Barrier


Born and raised in Pilsen has been a roller coaster of events. Throughout these 17 years of my life, I have seen my community go from being a sprinkle of Mexican culture to becoming a place I no longer recognize. When you hear Pilsen, you no longer hear about the delicious Mexican restaurants that brought … Continue reading Your Native Language Is Not A Barrier

Debriefing of Health Inequities


Health inequities refer to the dramatic difference of healthcare availability between individuals in high income households and those who face economic hardships. It is evident that the Chicagoland area is divided by race and economic background, which translates to a lack in healthcare accessibility to those who cannot afford it. The homeless population in Chicago … Continue reading Debriefing of Health Inequities

Healthcare in Chicago: An Immigrant’s Perspective


I was born in Ecuador, but the past 14 years of my life have been spent in the Northwest Chicago neighborhoods of Albany Park, Kilbourn Park, Belmont Cragin, and Jefferson Park. Overall, my personal accounts of health inequities in my community are limited. I have been fortunate enough to have parents who, although setback by … Continue reading Healthcare in Chicago: An Immigrant’s Perspective