The last thing reporters and editors want to be told is what to do and how to write. They don't want to be some politically correct, Orwellian, kind of like "you're telling me how to write about...?"
A friend said to me I'm like a walking New Yorker article. It's true! That's how I write. That's how I think.
To this day writing is the most painful thing to do.
I got here when I was 12, I found out I was undocumented when I was 16, I became a journalist when I was 17, and all I ever did was write other stories to run away from myself.
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