A M’ija to Meet: Claudia, Dominican

September 20, 2007 at 1:51 am 6 comments

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What I love about being Latina: Mi gente, y nuestra cultura.

What I love about being Americana:
Growing up learning that only I can limit myself.
My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America: Being a walking encyclopedia and explaining Latin culture while demystifying stereotypes. It’s hard work to explain why and how there can be a Latino/a that looks like Sammy Sosa and Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) in the same family.My biggest support in growing up Latina in America: Mi mami, que en paz descanse.

Why I am beautiful: I’m happy in my skin.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Raquel Michel  |  October 8, 2007 at 8:33 am

    preach on girlie! Keep doing what you are doing!

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  • 2. Thomas Cruz  |  April 28, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Great to hear about all your recent success & accomplishments. All the best.

    -tcruz

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  • 3. Fridda Corletto  |  August 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    You are an inspiration cousin!

    Reply
  • 4. Tammy  |  January 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    cool stuff, mija. U keep it real at all times and that’s why I love & respect you, ma.

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  • 5. Tammy  |  January 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    U keep it real at all times, ma, and that’s why I love and repsect you, C. And the pic is so cute! :o)

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  • 6. Tammy  |  January 20, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    C keeps it real at all times and is just one cool mija. I love u girlie! Keep doing like you do, boo.

    Reply

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