Diego was born in Lima, Peru. His family migrated in 2000 and he reunited with his family in 2002.  Diego’s family decided to leave Peru because of extreme poverty and terrorist violence.  Immigrants and their youth from all over the world are structurally displaced by wars and economic collapses that they did not want, so it is my responsibility as a cis brown folk that is documented to expound ideals about universal citizenship while dismantling conceptualizations of nationalism that exclude people of color and marginalized communities.