A M'ija to Meet: Jen, Half-Mexican and Half-German


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 โ€“ or trying to understand โ€“ 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 donโ€™t fit in with either group.

My biggest support in growing up Latina in America:
My family. Without them, I am nothing. ย 

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.

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4 responses to “A M'ija to Meet: Jen, Half-Mexican and Half-German”

  1. Andie East

    Jen Rocks as Latina of the day! Not only is she all the wonderful things she said in her interview, she also has a wicked sense of humor and is a great listener!

  2. rosiemolinary

    Andie, I agree– Jen is fabulous. Funny, bright, and so earnest. She’s a breath of fresh, fresh air.

  3. Melinda

    I agree she is pretty fabulous.We are very proud of her. I am kinda biased though.
    Her German Mom

  4. Rafael Winterpacht

    I’m also half-German and half-Mexican (father is from Bayern and mother from Durango.) It’s interesting to see another person of similar descent, I don’t think there are too many in the world ๐Ÿ™‚

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