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Filmmaker, author, artist & activist. My newest book, Sanctuary, is out now! Bookings:
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Jul 9, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
A thread about abortion:

My mother is #OneInFour women who has had an #abortion. Her abortion story is also my story, which is why I am sharing it now.

My mom, brother (6 yrs old) + I (3 yrs old) came to the USA to be reunited w my father who had come a few months earlier. A typical immigrant story. We left behind all of our family to start a new life in the USA.

Our story stops being typical the morning my father told my mom he was going to work and he never came back. My father abandoned us with no money, no family, no education + no English.
Jun 25, 2018 21 tweets 5 min read

1) Tonight six people spread across the entire country came together in a matter of minutes to help a mother who had just been released from a detention center with a very sick four-year-old. This is our story. 2) I got a text from my friend Rebecca, angel #1. She told me about a woman she had met in the San Antonio airport who had just been released from a detention center w her 4 year old daughter.