If you grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, then you know about the invisible border.

It’s a well-known line that doesn’t have to be etched in white chalk, because its existence lies deep within the eyes of everyone living in gang territory.

Gangs are particularly prevalent in Chicago, and the Little Village community is no exception.

Jacqueline Serrato is an alum of the Vocalo storytelling workshops. In her piece, “Border Mentality 26th Street,” she outlines the very real “invisible line” and its affects on the lives of citizens.

Listen to the piece below:

These “invisible borders” are what keep us divided as a community.

It is truly sad that residents have to live in fear.

Thoughts on the invisible line?

Will we be ever be able to walk freely throughout our neighborhoods?

Sound off below!