I have all these people trying to insert their ideas into my writing. Some of them are great, but some of them are also problematic. No, not all Latinos have trouble speaking English. I don't need to lead with how hard it is to be undocumented. Yes, that is vitally important, but there are literally thousands and thousands of Latinos in this country that are US citizens - native-born and naturalized - where the first concern is not migration.
I'm here to shift the conversation. Sometimes, though, it feels like shoving and fighting and trying to keep from getting lost. Yes, it makes me stronger. But it also makes each step harder.