What I love about being Latina: I love that I am surrounded by the strength and support of other Latinas, who are some of the strongest women I have ever met. I also love the strong sense of family, and pride, that all Latinos I know seem to have.
What I love about being Americana: Opportunity – and the fact that if you work hard enough, you can do just about anything you want to in this country.
My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America: Ignorance, and people not understanding – or trying to understand – what it is like to be raised in dual cultures. For me, being half Mexican and half German, it sometimes feels like the best of both worlds. But sometimes it can feel like I don’t fit in with either group.
My biggest support in growing up Latina in America: My family. Without them, I am nothing.
Why I am beautiful: Because I am kind, and loyal to those around me. True beauty on the inside is what makes you shine on the outside.