Natalie Tenorio

As interviewed by Clayton Laney, April 15, 2019
"It’s also safer here than it is in Honduras, for her specifically, because there’s a lot of gang violence in Honduras and a lot of people who commit crimes and for my dad I think certainly it's the same as well. I Think there’s a lot of violence in the city of mexico and a lot of kidnapping, especially now with all the drug cartel stuff that is occurring, and with all the political unrest that there is between the U.S. and Mexico. I think that it is better for them to be here."
Natalie Tenorio

Introductory Profile: About Natalie Tenorio

Natalie Tenorio is a Spanish teacher here at Kealing Middle School. She was born here in Austin, Tx and went to Kealing Middle school and LASA. Her mother was born in Honduras and her father was born in Mexico. They emigrated to the U.S. over 20 years ago and her mother is a citizen, and her father is a legal resident. I interviewed her about the struggles, hardships, and opportunities that]at her family faced back in their home countries, as well as while emigrating and while living in the U.S.

Ms. Tenorio is a very approachable person with an award winning personality, making it very easy to interview her. She is very independent, caring, intelligent, and a great mentor. Interviewing her was very easy, with it becoming even more easy after a few minutes of questions. She gave me more than enough information and I am so glad to share her story with the world.

We talked about a lot of social justice issues in our interview. The main one was emigration and how and why her parents emigrated to the U.S. We also tackled the issue of racism and how her and her parents were affected by being treated differently for being Latin. Additionally, we talked about the traditional roles of women in third world countries and how it can be hard, but eventually beneficial, for women immigrants to adjust to the modern role of women in the U.S., which is the same as men. I think that this interview was a huge success.