03 August 2013 ~ 6 Comments

Undocumented, Unafraid, Unapologetic and Unstoppable

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I slayed the bar exam this past week! I’m proud of myself, given the circumstances.

I am now looking for part-time or contractual employment, as soon as we secure the release of the #DREAM9. And don’t worry, we will secure their release into our community despite the cowardly opposition.

I know how to fix computers. I have 9 years of cleaning experience. I have awards for social media work. As another blogger commented once, anything I touch turns into gold. There is little I cannot do — besides heavy lifting and construction work. I will leave that to the experts. But I do not believe and do not think that any kind of work is beneath me.

Then, by the end of this year, I want to start my own law firm. I am looking for community support for that, and I would like to sincerely thank everyone who has promised to pitch-in, volunteer, and given ideas on how to go about starting something from scratch. It is daunting, but then I look back and realize I founded DreamActivist from scratch when I was 22 and that has led to a sweeping, cultural and transformative change in how people see undocumented youth in this country. This is a much smaller project.

Besides nothing is more daunting and scary than packing up your life and coming to a new country. Life is a walk in the park in comparison to that experience.

I want to figure out how to run something where the paralegals are at the top and the lawyers at the bottom, where I have the capacity to support a staff of rogue activists, and where we all make decisions as a collective community. But I’m still thinking it through. Here is to new and exciting beginnings.

In the meantime, I’d love food, and I’d love help with rent and it is not beneath me to accept donations or charity. You can reach out at prerna@prernalal.com.

  • Umesh Heendeniya

    >>> “I slayed the bar exam this past week”
    Oh, we knew the bar-exam didn’t stand a chance against you. We knew you’d kick ass, sister Prerna!
    BTW, starting your own law firm is a great idea, given that you have an entrepreneurial streak that is backed by a proven track record of success.
    As one of your fans, I– and no doubt others– am behind you 100% and will do anything we can so you can realize your dream of becoming a “people’s lawyer.”
    hugs.

    • Thank you Umesh. It feels really good to have your support and the support of the community. I hope that this new venture is a success, in as much as it reflects our values as well as maintains a roof over our heads. Hugs back.

  • Umesh Heendeniya

    >>> “I slayed the bar exam this past week”
    Oh, we knew the bar-exam didn’t stand a chance against you. We knew you’d kick ass, sister Prerna!
    BTW, starting your own law firm is a great idea, given that you have an entrepreneurial streak that is backed by a proven track record of success.
    As one of your fans, I– and no doubt others– am behind you 100% and will do anything we can so you can realize your dream of becoming a “people’s lawyer.”
    hugs.

    • Thank you Umesh. It feels really good to have your support and the support of the community. I hope that this new venture is a success, in as much as it reflects our values as well as maintains a roof over our heads. Hugs back.

  • Umesh Heendeniya

    >>> “I slayed the bar exam this past week”
    Oh, we knew the bar-exam didn’t stand a chance against you. We knew you’d kick ass, sister Prerna!
    BTW, starting your own law firm is a great idea, given that you have an entrepreneurial streak that is backed by a proven track record of success.
    As one of your fans, I– and no doubt others– am behind you 100% and will do anything we can so you can realize your dream of becoming a “people’s lawyer.”
    hugs.

    • Thank you Umesh. It feels really good to have your support and the support of the community. I hope that this new venture is a success, in as much as it reflects our values as well as maintains a roof over our heads. Hugs back.

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