A M'ija to Meet: Alexis, Mexican-American


What I love about being Latina: I love sharing great food and culture with my friends, and educating them on the misconceptions about Latin Americans.What I love about being Americana: I love living in a free country where women can do anything they want to do… even run for president now!

My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America: While growing up, I decided early on that my race and skin color would not be a factor in determining the direction I wanted my life to go. If I didn’t acknowledge differences between me and white women, there wouldn’t be any. From that day forward, the sky was the limit when it came to my accomplishments.

My biggest support in growing up Latina in America:
My beliefs, high-self esteem, and love for all of mankind were instilled in me by my mother. She alone raised my three siblings and me, and made sure we received our college educations, something she never accomplished. My mom dedicated her entire life to raising her children, and I am forever grateful to her.

Why I am beautiful: I am beautiful because I believe in God’s love and let Him shine through me everyday.

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5 responses to “A M'ija to Meet: Alexis, Mexican-American”

  1. Bailie

    You’re the coolest M’ija I know! 🙂

  2. Christine


    I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments. You are a beautiful person with so many gifts to share with all the people that are blessed to have you touch their lives. Thanks for being a part of my life. You make it a better place every day. You are an inspiration to women young and old. I love you!


  3. Janie Acosta

    Mija, You are a mija. I love you and I am so proud of all your accomplishments. And yes mija the sky is the limit and your just getting started, I know you will do greater things because you are a go- getter and someday you will run the show because that is what you are meant to do. Dios siempre estuvo contigo para todos tus logros y estara para lo que viene. Thank -you for the acknowlegement. I give the great one all the credit. keep up the good work and never settle for less. Que Dios te bendiga siempre..Tu madre

  4. Suleika Anahi

    I’m so proud of the woman you have become. I remember when we were ninas you used to follow my every step. Now you have found a path of your own and have blossomed into a wonderful person with a bright road ahead. I miss you so much and I hope we can live closer to each other soon. I love you! ~Suleika

  5. Teresa Acosta Flores

    Alexis, you are a beautiful young woman. You’ll always be my little girl because I have seen grow from a beautiful little girl to a still beautiful inside and out young woman. You will always hold a special place in my heart and I am so proud of you. I am glad that God is such an important person in your life because with Him, all is possible! I love you lots!

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