Maria Fuentes Alexander grew up fast, raising her 4 siblings in poverty and a time of war in El Salvador. At only 10 years old, her parents set off for America to prepare a new place to them all to call home.
Maria shares openly for the first time in public, what is was like to grow up as a lonely child of war, dreaming of an America with golden streets and miracle-producing microwaves. With her arrival in America came relief, but also great disappointments… like chicken sandwiches.
Now raising a son of her own on a farm in Indiana, Maria is able to laugh, enjoy life and express gratitude for where she has come from. Her story serves as her compass for how to raise a son in America with the grit of a third world immigrant.
Added Notes and Upcoming events:
Upcoming live virtual comedy show!! August 23rd, 5pm PST, Lisa Gilbert (an upcoming guest) and I will be performing comedy via zoom! My first attempt in this pandemic world! Join in the awkward fun and get tickets at: