Angela Huapaya

I am the first generation born here in the Bay Area. My mother was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon where our Tribe is from and my father was born in Peru. I was also what you may call an only child, being that I was raised alone with my guardian…when I had one. Some might say that growing up alone and fast had many setbacks, but I like to think of it as giving me the tools and skills I would need to survive in a world that has you labeled as doomed. I had this great opportunity to learn how to cook, clean, socialize, work, speak up, and question authority at the very young age of 11- years- old. Living on the streets of the Fruitvale District and Mission District was hard, yet it has motivated me and given me great assets to learn how to deal with a world that seems to know what you need before you do.

Stories by Angela

Resiliency Passed Down

Strength can come in many different forms. What does it mean to be resilient? How did you learn about it and where did you get