Basically, I was named after my dad. Considering that I am the only boy in the family is nice. A lot of people or at least in my ethnic group know that “Guadalupe” is mostly used for girls. The reason why my dad was named Guadalupe is because he wasn’t raised by my grandparents, but he was raised by my grandma’s parents. Only him out of 5 guys and one girl was raised this way. If it wasn’t for my great grandma, my dad wouldn’t be what he is & he is proud. So I carry his memory and childhood through his name.

-Guadalupe, Winston-Salem, NC