Traveler, millennial, first generation college graduate, womxn, self-identified Xicana, community organizer, poet, and a writer.
I am all of the above and more. I was born a twin to Patricia Garcia who was a single mother. Our family of three lived with my grandparents Jose y Maria Garcia. I grew up in a loving household on B Street in Southeast Stockton, California. I named my blog after my street name because everything I experienced in that big blue house has made me the person that I am. I am very proud of being a Stocktonian.
I attended Franklin High School and then moved on to pursue higher education at the University of California, Davis. I received two bachelors in International Relations and French with a minor in Chicano Studies. I have traveled to Mexico, Spain, France, Puerto Rico, Cuba and New England. I loved to read, eat, dance, and write. I have been writing since I was twelve years old. I started writing in diaries and in college I got into poetry and spoken word. I have performed my art at different venues including open mic nights and conferences.
Through B Street, I tell my story and highlight the stories of my community in hopes of engaging and connecting with you. To me, storytelling is at the center of everything and it is through storytelling that we are able to create change.
Angelica G. Flores aka Jeli