What I love about being Latina : The Hispanic family is united and in everyone’s business. The women in my family keep the web united. Everyone helps each other and sacrifices anything for one another. In addition, I love the food. We pass on recipes through generations. The best events are when we cook together, watch telenovelas or share stories.
What I love about being Americana : I treasure the opportunities that America offers. Here, I was able to go to school, I can achieve my goals and aspirations, and I can become anything I want to be.
My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America : Learning the language. After I finally learned the language and learned the American Way, the other challenge was learning the culture. But I don’t want to assimilate into the American culture. I love everything about my roots. I don’t understand why families are not united in America. I know that independence is success in America, but I would not exchange my culture for anything.
My biggest support in growing up Latina in America : Other Latinas. I look up to Latinas that keep the Hispanic culture alive while becoming successful in the American life.
Why I am beautiful: I am beautiful because I have a big heart. I care so much for my family and friends. I am always volunteering for a cause that I believe in. I am a giver and it is satisfying when I have made a difference in someone’s life.