There’s no way I could summarize this story adequately, so please just read it here.
I do have a couple of thoughts:
She’s one of the more courageous high school kids I’ve ever heard about, and I’ve known a few.
She’s got exactly the interests and mindset to make a superb counselor, social worker, and sociologist or cultural anthropologist. (Gaby, if you see this, please add a couple of courses in cultural anthropology to your list for college — you’ll love it and be great at it.)
If she were my daughter (and I could easily have a daughter her age), I’d be SO PROUD of her. (Way to go, Mrs. Rodriguez!)