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Your Family Story in Six Words

BY TeamSixWords on May 23, 2016
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SixContest #77: #MyFamilyStoryIn6Words

Celebrity Sixer Diane Guerrero ("Orange is the New Black" and "Jane the Virgin") just released her memoir, "In the Country We Love: My Family Divided." The book chronicles her family's history living as undocumented immigrants in the United States, which ultimately led to the deportation of her parents and brother when she was only 14 years old. Inspired by her powerful backstory, for SixContest #77, we invite you to share your own family's narrative in Six Words.

Your Six Words can include a backstory (we love reading them), but please post only one entry per comment.

Remember to tag us and include #MyFamilyStoryin6Words when posting your Six Words to Twitter (@SixWords) and Instagram (@SixWordSelfie).

EDITOR'S NOTE: Diane Guerrero will serve as guest judge of this special SixContest—picking the Top Six and choosing the overall winning entry. Authors of the Top Six entries will each receive a signed copy of "In the Country We Love: My Family Divided." (Can't wait to read it? Pick up your very own copy at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Country-We-Love-Family-Divided/dp/1627795278)

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CONTEST EXTENDED! This SixContest now runs through Friday, 6/10 until 3:00PM EDT. Submit your entries in the comments below or on our social media pages: twitter.com/sixwords (remember to tag @sixwords) | facebook.com/sixwordmemoirs | instagram.com/sixwordselfie | sixwordmemoirs.tumblr.com

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