In New Book, Alum Soledad Castillo, Other Central American Refugees Tell Their Own Stories

Thursday, April 04, 2019

KALW-FM, YOUR CALL (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Several of these stories are captured as oral histories in the new book Solito, Solita, which means alone, alone. The narrators describe why they fled, what happened on their dangerous journeys, and for some, their struggles to survive in the U.S. What do their stories tell us about migration, xenophobia, and misinformation in the U.S.?

Soledad Castillo, a graduate of San Francisco State University, is originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

“At the beginning it was hard to share my story,” Castillo says, “but at the end I found that it was a way for me to healing all the things I went through as a child.”

She adds, “We are resilient. We’re hard workers. All that we wanted was a better life.”