Camila Cabello wrote a touching essay about what her life was like when she immigrated to the United States with her family. In the Popsugar essay titled “Our Dreams Were Bigger Than Our Fears,” the singer detailed the hardships her mother faced while trying to take care of her, working and going to school.
“I didn’t realize it then, but, boy, does it hit me now. I realize how scary it must have been for them,” the singer wrote about her Cuban mother and Mexican father’s decision to leave their home countries for America. According to Camila, her mom made her believe that they were going to Disney World.
She went on to describe the diversity of the U.S. while also possibly calling out Donald Trump. “And so, that’s why when I hear a bigoted, racist man with power and influence speak with anger and ill-will about immigrants, I think ‘what a fool,'” she explained.
Read Camila’s full essay here.
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(Photo credit: Camila Cabello Instagram account)