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I grew up with stories that my mom would tell me about her childhood and her customs in Guatemala. She would tell me that I was lucky to be born in the United States because I have so many opportunities that she did not have being raised in Guatemala. Growing up I did not understand what she was talking about, but as I began to have my own set of experiences moving away from Los Angeles, California I began to understand. The accumulation of my experiences have led to the creation of my Senior Individualized Project (SIP), but I think the questions that really propelled my SIP were those related to why my parents came to the U.S. These questions along with many others guided me as I interviewed my family members during December 2014 as research for my project. After transcribing the interviews I created four large watercolor paintings derived from collaged family pictures and direct passages from the interviews. I do not think I can compare my experiences with what many people in my Latino community went through to come to this country and are still going through now to become assimilated into the customs of the U.S., but I do think they are similar to some extent. In my project I was looking to capture the memories, passages, and environments that motivated people to leave their homeland and migrate to the U.S. used both text and drawing to try to portray their experience of crossing these borders.