June 2, 2018

Alix Dyck on her Faith and Immigration Activism!

Alix Dyck on her Faith and Immigration Activism!

This week, we’re visiting J. Cole fan, immigration reform advocate and self-described ‘nonprofit visionary’ Alix, and she tells us all about:

🔵 From Sinaloa, Mexico, Alix is a recent immigrant to the US, having lived in Georgia, and now California, and balances her time between being a nanny, and doing human rights work.

🔴 When Alix’s father passed away, she could no longer focus in school, lost her scholarship. fell into a depression, and made the decision to move to the US to be able to cope with her loss.

⚫️ She talks to me about having obtained a visa at 13 years old - stating that although she doesn’t understand the visa process, she is living through what it means to have overstayed your visa.

🔵 Alix credits her fashion choices to her overall creativity, whether it’s been her clothes, her work in social good, and connecting with people in general.

🔴 Her faith is her #1 priority: she considers her Christian faith as her ‘base’, saying its “so easy to combine theology and human rights.”

⚫️ She credits her work with Undocumedia for having an important impact in her life, and finds strength from the belief Ivan Ceja has shown in her story and her potential.

🔵 She talks about being in DC with 8,000 other people fighting for immigration reform, and finding inspiration amongst community.

🔴 Alix is hopeful for the Clean DREAM Act one day, and continues to be positive because of her support system, regardless of what happens in the future.

⚫️ “You have a community of people who love you - we’re going to defend like it’s nobody’s business.”

This week, we’re visiting J. Cole fan, immigration reform advocate and self-described ‘nonprofit visionary’ Alix, and she tells us all about:

🔵 From Sinaloa, Mexico, Alix is a recent immigrant to the US, having lived in Georgia, and now California, and balances her time between being a nanny, and doing human rights work.

🔴 When Alix’s father passed away, she could no longer focus in school, lost her scholarship. fell into a depression, and made the decision to move to the US to be able to cope with her loss.

⚫️ She talks to me about having obtained a visa at 13 years old - stating that although she doesn’t understand the visa process, she is living through what it means to have overstayed your visa.

🔵 Alix credits her fashion choices to her overall creativity, whether it’s been her clothes, her work in social good, and connecting with people in general.

🔴 Her faith is her #1 priority: she considers her Christian faith as her ‘base’, saying its “so easy to combine theology and human rights.”

⚫️ She credits her work with Undocumedia for having an important impact in her life, and finds strength from the belief Ivan Ceja has shown in her story and her potential.

🔵 She talks about being in DC with 8,000 other people fighting for immigration reform, and finding inspiration amongst community.

🔴 Alix is hopeful for the Clean DREAM Act one day, and continues to be positive because of her support system, regardless of what happens in the future.

⚫️ “You have a community of people who love you - we’re going to defend like it’s nobody’s business.”