“It takes a long time to feel comfortable when you are an immigrant, but once you do, it feels amazing!”

I am from Bogota, Colombia and every time I tell someone I come from there, they always ask me if I am related to Pablo Escobar or if I can sell them cocaine. Colombia is a very beautiful country that has so much to offer and it saddens me when people automatically associate it drugs. Let’s change that!

I moved to Canada when I was 6 years old, and I finally felt like I was at home 2 years ago when I turned 19. It takes a long time to feel comfortable when you are an immigrant, but once you do, it feels amazing!

– Mariana, 21

Colombia