“You showed me that I'm not alone.”

When Rogelio Martinez was in high school, he had an open period in his schedule. Looking at the list of electives, he decided to enroll in Lisa Moya King’s dance class.

That choice worked out better than Rogelio could have predicted. At the time, he was living with various family members — his father had been deported and his mother wasn’t in the picture — and he was being physically abused at home.

Lisa and Rogelio, now 21, sat down to remember how she helped him through.

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Recorded in Dallas, Texas
Music Info: "A Spire" by Tape from the album Rideau
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Stephanie Burton
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