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The first time I stepped into a Walmart, I was a wide-eyed twelve year old Cuban immigrant who had never seen so well-stocked shelves. I remember the greatness of the building, the intensity of the colors, and the variety of products that felt incredibly overwhelming. I began to feel light-headed, nauseous, and most of all, anxious. Never in my life had I seen so many options within one space, and I quickly came to realize that was what my new life in the United States would provide me with; choices.

I quickly learned that all these choices were a direct…

Alicia Lores

Artist. Creator. Communicator. Student at the University of Florida. Advocate for Diversity and Social Justice.

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