When Nightmares Turn into Reality 

As many of you have seen Americas new fate, we begin this new era. Americans are afraid, sad, and really..devastated. We made jokes of this in the past but now this is our fate. It is no longer funny as people fear their lives and equality in America. This morning when I heard the news I shed a tear. Our new president who is a racist bigot let me remind you who belittles women and does not want rights for the LGBTQ community. All day I have avoided social media, fleeing the truth of what has happened. Tonight, I looked on social media once again and seen dozens and dozens of stories of racial discrimination. As a person who is an American  born citizen but is half Mexican I know my looks change people’s perspective of who I am. Racism in America has been hidden for so many years but now is showing its true colors again despite our new president. Our president who enables these people and pretty much tells them hey it’s okay to be racist. When it is not. I fear the equality for my niece and nephew who will have to face this head on. Today, my sister told me she had to explain to her children what racism is, that truly breaks my heart. I hope Americans stay strong and fight for our rights. Remember, we are all equal no matter the color, sex, origin, etc. We are one. 

-Alanna

Hello!

Hello everyone! I made this blog for friends, family, and all who are interested in my long journey ahead. Here, I will share with you my adventure to explore the world. Well, just Mexico and Europe for now.  My plan is to graduate college in May, then hop on a plane and live in Mexico for a little over a month. Then from Mexico I will go straight to the Netherlands. Once I am there I will go backpacking through Europe. Yes, this seems a little crazy but I hope you all can join me and see what happens on this marvelous adventure!

-Alanna