This piece examines the biological, cultural, and socioeconomic factors that limit Latinos from receiving mental health treatment.
Smeily is a recent graduate from Hunter College. She currently works full time at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she works as a research technician for the Hematological Oncologic Tissue Bank. She is currently preparing to apply to medical school in NYC. Smeily hopes to further explore the creative writing genre and develop her poetry skills. When she’s not working, she enjoys staying active reading and cooking. Smeily was born in Dominican Republic and has been living in the Bronx since she was 11.
In most of my work, I tried to reflect on my past experiences and attempted to learn more about myself. I wanted to include meaningful details, make my writing concise and take the reader there.