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Yassir Cruz of Empower Farms

The 193rd recipient is Yassir Cruz of Empower Farms @empowerfarms in Florida City, FL. Yassir shares, “My name is Yassir (he/they/ze) and I'm from Nicaragua but I grew up in Miami. I identify as queer, bisexual, pansexual, and non binary and I go by he/him, they/them, ze/zir pronouns. I grew up planting some roses in my grandma's garden. Farming is tough when I work hard in the sun but it makes me strong and proud of myself when I get dirty clothes and hands covered in soil. Farming at Empower Farms boosts my confidence and self-esteem.”


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