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10 Reasons Why I Am a Proud Latina

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, I’ve decided to come up with 10 reasons why I am proud of where I come from.

 

1. FOOD

-We have such a wide variety food and was to prepare that it is like a flavorful surprise every time.

2.   BODIES

    – Latina’s always embrace their bodies, just watch Real Women have Curves. I promise you will learn to love your body just the way it is.

3. SPANGLISH    

    – It is our unofficial official language that we all speak and understand; whether you are        fluent in Spanish or only know the basics.

4. CONNECTION

– When you meet another Latino it is an instant connection between sharing stories from having and attending Quinceañeras to having the same basic values.

5. CULTURE

    -We have a proud culture! As the years go on, more and more cities are participating in having a Hispanic Day Parade/ Festival. At these events, we come together as a family as people from Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Cuba, Costa Rica etc. We are all proud to be a part of our culture and we are never shy to show just how proud we really are.

6.    ROLE MODELS

– We have great Latina role models.I mean, we have Selena, Sofia Vergara, Rita Moreno, Carolina Herrera, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Celia Cruz… We have an abundance of role models who we can look up to when we are feeling a little beat down.

7. REMEDIES

– We’ve got remedies for everything, and .I mean EVERYTHING! Most of the remedies include a vigorous rub down with Vicks. If that doesn’t work, call Abuela because there is more where that came from!

8 .PARTIES

    – Any reason is a good enough reason to party! I have yet to meet a Latino who doesn’t enjoy a good ole party. Our parties almost seems as if they never stop because even our after parties have an after party.

9 PERSONALITIES

    -Latinos are very outspoken but in a good way; we were all taught that we don’t take any crap from anyone. This trait runs in our blood and if you haven’t seen it in yourself yet, just wait.  

10. FAMILY

    – Our Family bond is UNBREAKABLE No matter what you can always count on at least one of your family members to have your back. Who cares if it is your third cousin removed, you will still treat one another like a sister or a brother.

Jacinda Soto St. Katherine Drexel Church Attended Cardinal O’Hara High School with a full academic scholarship Sports Cheerleading – captain for 3 consecutive years Varsity Soccer Varsity Track Varsity Swimming – Coach Award   Volunteer Hand in Hand                                                                                             Philadelphia Marathon Philadelphia Union                                                                                   Chester United The William Trippley Foundation                                                                    Golden Touch Sandwich Club                                                                                                              Operation Santa Claus   Activities Archonettes Program - President (Zeta Phi Beta)                                                   National Honor Society                  Peer Counselor                                                                                                                              Adopt a child Sports Manager                                                                                                                             Kairo’s Leader   Internship (summer 2015) CBS                                                                                                                                        WIP   My dreams are to become a Sports Commentator and host my own sports show.  
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