Denea Joseph


“What’s your dream?”

“I’m an undocumented immigrant from Belize. I came here at the age of 7. My dream is no borders. Living in a world where I don’t have to be separated from my family and loved ones. And having people being able to recognize their full potential. Not on the basis of the citizenship status or a piece of paper but truly just being able to live up to whatever they aspire to.”


“What brings you joy?”

“People who are unapologetic bring me joy. Being able to celebrate their true selves and not wanting to assimilate into what people’s expectations of them are. The black community brings me joy. There’s a global diaspora of people who look like me and can identify with similar lived experiences and I can go anywhere in the world and find some black people.”



May 10, 2018