A year ago, we presented the Academy Award-winning documentary film, 'Inocente' during a community event at Trinity College School's theatre.
"At 15, Inocente refuses to let her dream of becoming an artist be caged by being an undocumented immigrant forced to live homeless for the last nine years. Color is her personal revolution and its sweep on her canvases creates a world that looks nothing like her own dark past."
Since then, people have been asking about Inocente Izucar, the young woman featured in the film. Where is she? How is she doing? David Sheffield contacted her for an update.
Here's what she has to say for herself:
Thank you so much for your message and for what you do. I am 20 years old now, I rented my first apartment when I turned 18, me and my mom are doing so much better. I moved back in with her last October.
I have been supporting myself though my art sales. Last year consisted of traveling around the US and speaking to high schools, homeless shelters, and community gatherings.
I hope to go to college this year.
Follow Inocente's progress and purchase her artwork at http://www.originalinocenteart.com