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Bianca Castrejon's Blog – October 2012 Archive (3)

Texas State Representative Elect Mary Gonzalez is an Inspiring Latina

When I first got word that I was going to help out in interviewing Texas State Representative Elect Mary Gonzalez, my immediate reaction was excitement because I had just read an article a month ago on her about being the first lesbian to openly serve in the Texas House of Representatives. Then panic set in because this would be my first go at interviewing someone for an article in a magazine, and it intimidated me because it was going to be on someone who has power and influence to make…


Added by Bianca Castrejon on October 11, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

My Latina Role Model

Like many Latinas, I have always looked up to my mother, whether I knew it or not she has influenced me in many ways. Though like many of us we do not like the idea of turning out like our mothers, their constant nagging, and the honest truth we hate to hear was actually beneficial for me. At a young age my mother was a hard worker, having a job, going to school, and trying to manage and raise three kids she was a woman always on her feet, I hardly remember a time where she just laid out for…


Added by Bianca Castrejon on October 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Natural Born Leaders

It is unquestionable that Latinas are naturally strong leaders. We are raised to be strong by Latinas like our mothers, aunts, cousins, sisters and friends that help shape the person we will become. Our loudness and persistence to be heard are taught to us early in our lives, when you come from a family that constantly have lengthy and strong conversations that involve some arguing, fighting, and trying to talk over one another makes a Latina become an effortlessly awesome debater. In our…


Added by Bianca Castrejon on October 8, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments




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