Talk to an immigrant! (Spain to US)
I do not work in immigration, but I am an immigrant myself. I moved to the US with my mother and sisters when I was 12, and got my citizenship a few years ago. I can talk with you about the immigration process, whether that's from a legal standpoint or about culture clash and the like.
I'm also happy to talk to you about Spain, but please remember I left as a child so my perception of it is a bit outdated and also a bit schewed.
I'm full of anecdotes about coming to America and having my mind blown over those yellow school buses from the movies being real, the woes of never finding the food I wanted in stores or restaurants, and that time my grandmother visited us, went to a diner for breakfast, and said she wasn't hungry so she'd just get a "little toast," but instead got a French toast the size of her head.
Talks can happen via Skype, text, phone, or in person if you're near DC.
Training & Qualifications
I'm a real-life immigrant, and I'll be happy to talk to you! I have zero legal experience, and I was 12 when the move happened so I don't know all of the arrival details. But I was definitely an adult when I got my residence and citizenship, so there's that?
Also, one needs no certifications for anecdotes.
Availability & Preferences
Weekends and evenings
About Ártemis López
Hi everyone! I'I Ártemis, a Spaniard living in the US. I moved here when I was 12 and became a citizen at 23. I work in theatre, currently as an assistant production manager but I have also been a sta...ge manager and technician for years. I enjoy most sorts of arts and craft, particularly sewing, which I have been doing literally since I was a toddler. I'm also a freelance Spanish<>English translator and interpreter, with a focus on trans, queer, HIV+, homeless, and unemployed people, as well as immigrants, drug users, and sex workers. My interpreting goal is helping people who have been kicked down to step back on their feet, and to make it easier for them to access resources that are often kept from them. show moreOpen to other proposals
Ártemis López is looking for:
- Just for Fun
- Cheap & Easy
- Fun & Quirky
- Art Lessons
- New Age
- Healing Arts
- Physical Therapy
- Music & Audio
- Art & Design