WDET presents Season 3 of the Twisted Storytellers Podcast. The podcast features a diverse cast of Detroit area storytellers who perform live to sold-out audiences. This season explores the real-life challenges faced by immigrants and reminds us all what it means to live in a modern day melting pot.
Watching reports of U.S Mexico border coverage strikes a chord with Nester Gomez. It reminds him of his own story of being an undocumented immigrant child in America.
“No kid wants to grow up being an immigrant or a refugee.” he says. “I soon had to face the hardship of having to get used to a life and a country with a language and a culture I knew nothing of. I felt strange and alone.”
Gomez recalls housing anger and resentment toward his mother for taking him from his home.
“I wondered, maybe I would’ve been better off just staying in Guatemala,” he says.
In Ep. 5 of WDET’s “Twisted Storytellers,” Gomez tells his story about the trials of growing up undocumented in the United States.