When I saw my gray skies on my first day here.
I was in a dark dead end.
But deep down I had hope that someday my sky would turn blue again.
I had to draw strength from where I imagined I wouldn’t have,
but like a thunderclap my heart broke and I had the courage to face the new life in the United States.
And then my sky turned blue again.
~ Camila Miho Yukawa Bento, 18 years old, Brazil