Shortly into Daniel Esquivel’s first year at Austin’s Crockett High School, he dropped out. The future fashion designer couldn’t take the bullying for being Hispanic and gay. Yet he made the most of it.
“I came home so happy,” Esquivel, 49, says. “That day I was on the sewing machine. I was 14 or 15. I sewed all day long.”
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Michael Barnes writes about Austin’s people, places, culture and history.
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