Aurora's Story / by Bear Guerra

photo courtesy of Bienvenidos Clinic

photo courtesy of Bienvenidos Clinic

Sitting on the carpet of her living room, Aurora looks like a typical teenager: She’s wearing colorful pajama pants and a t-shirt, a ring on each of her fingers, and her curly hair tied up in a high ponytail. She’s checking her smartphone every couple of minutes.

When she turned 15, that’s when things started going downhill, she says. She had a boyfriend who was manipulative and possessive — but that was only part of her problem; she’d been bullied at school for years, her grades were on a downward slope, and she felt disconnected from her family.

Read the rest of Aurora's story, on the blog, Latina Lista.