This is the first of two interviews conducted with the interviewee. The interview was conducted in the interviwee's living room in the far north side of Chicago in the Rogers Park neighborhood. There was nobody else in her home at the time. There were a few interruptions, such as knocking on her door and some sirens passing. There are also a couple of issues with technology in which the audio clips or makes a sound a couple of times toward the end of the interview. However, it does not render the recording inaudible. The interviewee recounts her life story in chronological order for the most part. The subject describes her home life in Mexico and the motivations that drove her to pursue a better life in the United States. Listeners learn that difficulties follow immigrants across borders. The interviewee discusses her home life in Mexico, abuse, her mother’s alcoholism, her migration journey, her brief stay in Los Angeles, her life in Chicago, and building her own family. The subject relates most of her experiences through the lens of work and discusses the harsh realities that she was forced to face at a young age.