I’ve faced discrimination from a very young age due to how I look, and I know it will continue. But the more hours I spent on stage, the better I felt. Comedy helps me heal.
With no other options, I took to the streets with a homemade sign, offering virtual English classes for 15 pesos (75 cents) an hour to generate some income. I couldn’t imagine where that act would lead me.
Five years ago Hugo Carabes was in a car accident and lost a leg, setting him on a path to become an amputee professional footballer. Now the Covid-19 pandemic has put him out of work and he earns a living dominating streetball in Mexico City.