“Sis, it’s mom… she died.”

Five years since you tiptoed into my bedroom early in the morning and whispered the words that no child should ever have to say to their sibling.

You were only 16, still just a kid. I had a decade more of life experience, but even at 26 I still felt so…young. Not ready. Unprepared for the shock and trauma of everything that was unfolding around us.

Looking back, though, I realize now that nothing could have prepared me for what was to come. The only way forward was through, and once we were in the…

Amber Christino

Sharing stories of humanity, family and my journey working with marginalized groups. Hoping to help conquer xenophobia with radical compassion.

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