Photojournalist: Shirley Pineda

“The biggest influence in my life is god because when someone learns to respect everyone life is easier. The lesson that I learned is that I live more peaceful and calm. The hardest thing that I ever had to do is work hard. The easiest thing was to learn how to cook and take care of my family. Where I grew up it was beautiful and there wasn’t any violence. My childhood was a normal happy girl. If I could do everything again I would not get married at a young age. I would do this differently because I was too young. My best memories is when I was an infant. My worst memory is when I got sick and went to the hospital.”

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