Today we’d like to introduce you to Juan Cardenas.
Juan, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I was originally born in Leon, Guanajuato Mexico and raised in the City of Van Nuys in San Fernando Valley, California. My story is about migration, displacement and belonging. Crossing the Tj border for the second time at 10, and not feeling welcomed by family or city left tremendous scar in my heart. It was when I discovered expression through art and writing that I was able to heal and discover who I am, and I always had been a Chicano.