What makes you proud of being a woman but also Latina?
“I am a Woman
― Maya Angelou.
I am proud of ME. I am proud of who I am and who I will become. I feel like THAT transcends gender, race and ethnicity but I just so happen to have been born a little brown girl in America. I own that.
Is there someone you look up to?
I hold my mother on a pedestal. I admire her fiercely for overcoming her obstacles and not conforming to the narrative society fed her generation. I thank her for not forcing it upon me. She is fueled by love and compassion; her tenacity is inspiring. Refusing to label herself, I feel she was a feminist before it was cool.
I admire my partner and I am beyond thankful for his support in all aspects of my journey . He is neither a woman nor is he Hispanic but he is so accepting of other cultures and races and social classes . He advocates the equality of human beings. He also cooks fantastically 📷.
Do you feel Latino culture has had a big impact on who you are?
The fear of “ la chancla” shaped me into the person that I am today. I feel that as a community our strict family values prepare us for the real world . We are passionate people from our food to our work ethic.
Do you have any current projects you are working on and accomplishments that you would like to talk about?
I am amidst change, personally and professionally. I am my biggest project. I am ever-changing. I am constantly growing. I hope that this next chapter of my life is one where I can continue to help those who need it most.
Do you have any words of encouragement to future generations of all women?
When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say I was a decent person today. That's when I feel beautiful. -Drew Barrymore
You will never go wrong following your dreams and you will never regret being a good person so : Woman- mother, daughter, sister, friends, be YOU, be strong, be patient, be smart, be passionate, be generous, be courageous, be motivators, be educators, be visionaries, be history makers, be exceptional human beings.