byroN José sun

Photographer, Writer, and Educator in Oregon

byroN José sun

Photographer, Writer, and Educator in Oregon

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Illegal Alien

W. E. B. Du Bois recontextualized with a modern LatinX lens:

Some LatinX are born with a veil, and others, like myself, develop one as we migrate from our birth countries to our new home country. We are gifted with a second-sight in an American world that yields us an extra consciousness. It's a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness—an American, a LatinX; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two ideals at war in one brown body whose dogged strength keeps it from being torn asunder. I will raise my veil, so that you can faintly see my deeper recesses, the passion of my human sorrow, and the struggle of my greater souls. So that for this one instance it becomes possible for a person to be both a LatinX and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by others, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in our face.

Below you will find what I’ve been able to pieces together of my story:

www.byronJosesun.com

  • Work
    • Teacher
  • Education
    • MFA, Bilingual Creative Writing - University of Texas at El Paso
    • MAT, Pacific University