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Looking up into my abuela’s eyes, I saw her passion for cooking and serving her family, and keeping their house nice and tidy. She loves staying at home and performing her duties as a housewife. But, my abuela is apart of the last generation of Hispanic women who are having this role. Hispanic women today are businesswomen, lawyers, doctors, spokeswomen, and so much more. We are evolving to be the biggest and powerful women out there, Latinitas!
I used to think when I…Continue
Through my childhood, I was surrounded by strong Latina icons and artists and I somewhat took that for granted. As I grew up, I realized that Latinas barely had a voice outside of this little bubble I lived in. I wouldn't understand why my mom would get so excited when shows like The Garcia Family aired on Nick or Gotta Kick it Up! on Disney. It wasn't until later that I realized how media severely lacked Latina voices.
And for a while, I didn't embrace my culture as a…Continue
My view on Latina women has changed SO much!!! When I was young, there wasn't that many Latinas around me….I do live in Wisconsin, so I didn't have much to create an image around. But I did have family around me, and the women were strong. So now, older, I see Latina women as warriors. It sounds cheesy, but I am being honest. I see the strength, independence and love Latina women carry with them everywhere they go. And it was the most amazing thing when I discovered the young…Continue
As I was growing up, both my parents were still attending college. My mom was the only one in her immediate family to attend college and pursue a higher education. She was working part-time, attending college, and also caring for me—with the help of my dad, of course. Sometimes, she would even take me to her classes with her. Even though it wasn’t much of an inspiration back then to me, it is now. I realize how much work she exerted into reaching her goals, and this inspires me now to…Continue
I think, overall, I've always had the same mindset about Latinas. I knew that although we are ridiculously passionate about everything, we're not the stereotypes portrayed in the media. Unlike the stereotypes that paint us as sensual beings who are only good for one thing, Latinas are incredibly strong, intelligent, and multi-talented women. This idea has only grown in my mind over time. The older I get, the more I see just how strong and amazing Latinas really are. It makes me proud to have…Continue
#TBT Growing up, how did the women in your family influence you (academically, professionally, socially, etc.)? What did they pass on?
I got my first job during my second year of college. Scared, I really didn't know what I was getting into working at a call center. No one in my family had previous call center…Continue
When I was 13 years old, I didn't know how to put on makeup yet and my biggest concern in life was that there must be something wrong with me because all my friends had a boyfriend but I didn't. I had to start thinking about where I'd go to high school and even college. I was really insecure at the time and constantly put myself down. I always felt like was never good enough for some reason.
I wish that someone had told me not to give into too many of your emotions. So often I…Continue
A vast majority of my life is influenced by my mother's side of the family. Most of my dad's family lives in a different city than the one in which I live, so I hardly see them. Instead, I spent most of my time with my mom's many sisters. Each of her six sisters taught me something about myself that has shaped me into who I am today. I learned to think outside the box and find creative ways of fixing my problems. My aunts taught me that laughter is the best medicine and they gave me daily…Continue
March 7th (Friday) Myth vs Reality: What advice do you wish someone would have told you when you were 13 years old?
I’m only fourteen, so it hasn't been that long at all since I was thirteen. It’s funny, though, how so much can happen in less than one year, because if I had a time machine I would definitely have something to tell my thirteen-year-old self. It was something that I struggled a lot with during middle school: it was the question of whether or not it was…Continue