A life story told through poetry. A collection of poetry written by Roxana Preciado from 1998 to 2016. Roxana was born in Jalisco, Mexico and at the age of four she immigrated to the United States. Recorded in her poetry book is her story throughout the years, one of tragedy, endurance, and harsh realities. Through her poetry, Roxana shares how she overcame teen homelessness, addiction, and her undocumented status. Her story is one of survival and eventual success. Roxana is graduating with her MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, and continues her advocacy work for her various communities. In her poetry you will find her story of how she chose not only to survive, but thrive. It is more than autobiographical poetry, it is a real story about beating the odds.