Celebra el mes de la herencia hispana con Bianca Azamar

Safe Harbor Voice  |  September 20, 2021
Celebra el mes de la herencia hispana con Bianca Azamar

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¿Cuál es tu nombre?  

Bianca Lopez Azamar 

¿Qué haces en la comunidad?   

Trabajo en Safe Harbor como la Defensora Bilingüe Familiar para los sobrevivientes de violencia doméstica en la comunidad.  

¿Cuál es tu país de origen?   

Mi familia es de México.  

¿Qué es algo que se destaca de México? 

Para mí, lo que destaca de México definitivamente es la cultura, la comida, la música, las costumbres y tradiciones.  

¿Qué es algo que extrañas de México? 

La familia que todavía vive ahí, quisiera poder verlos más seguido.  

¿Qué es algo que quieres que la gente sepa de México? 

México es mucho más que violencia y pobreza. Si eso está pasando, pero todo el país no está consumido por ello. Es un país hermoso que merece ser apreciado por su belleza e historia rica.  

¿Hay algo que quisieras que fuera diferente en México?   

Quisiera que México dedicara más fondos a la educación y comunidades rurales y menos a las áreas turísticas que ya tienen suficientes ingresos (Pero ¿no hacen lo mismo muchos países?) 

¿Cuál es tu comida mexicana favorita?   

Chiles poblanos rellenos de queso 

¿Cuál es tu canción favorita de un artista mexicano?   

‘Eso y más’ de Joan Sebastian 


I am a survivor of domestic violence.

“I didn’t know that I was being abused...

I am a survivor of domestic violence.

“I didn’t know that I was being abused because my definition of abuse looked different. My husband pushed me, but most of my suffering was verbal and psychological. I left my husband to protect our young daughter. Almost immediately I felt the weight of his oppression begin to lift. I could see a difference in my daughter as well. Then he broke into my home and assaulted me in-front of her.

I sought help and was led to Safe Harbor. My daughter and I are in counseling now. I am sorting out the mess that abuse has caused. I am finding my voice and seeking opportunities to grow and better my life as well as my daughter's. She will gauge her self-worth from my own self-worth. I must show her that she deserves the best, by expecting the best for myself.

Many years I suffered in silence. By telling my story and being honest with friends and family, I am taking control of my life again.”

- Beth



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