What I love about being Latina: The importance of family, food as a showing of love, Spanglish
What I love about being Americana: Generally being able to be queer without fear of physical retaliation, the access I have had to numerous opportunities
My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America: Being judged by other Latinas/os for being “too American/white” or being judged by Americans/whites for being “too Latino”- basically constantly struggling to break stereotypes.
My biggest support in growing up Latina in America: Latina friends and my mom, especially when she makes bacalao.Why I am beautiful: Because beauty comes from the inside out, and I am always striving to be a better, more balanced and whole person- from the inside out. Because I try to live and love to the fullest and that is beautiful.