Cuéntame / Tell Me

Latinos in America are often viewed only through the lens of immigration and other hot-button “issues.” But here at AL DÍA, we know that there’s so much more to our stories than just what is shown in the mainstream media. With this new campaign, we’re taking your untold narratives from the shadows and showcasing your wisdom and observations in a space that aligns with the core of our publication’s mission: To empower Latinos to write their own story and define the Latino experience proactively.
Guatemalan mom and son share an emotional moment while sharing their story with AL DÍA News on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Sandra Rodriguez/Ana Aguilera)

In this heart-wrenching Cuéntame, we bring you the story of a young Guatemalan mother who fled from her country to escape domestic violence.


The author, Samantha Retamar, at her college graduation from University of South Florida in May 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the author

Samantha Retamar, communications coordinator at Philabundance, reflects on her struggle with food insecurity as a college student.