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Im a daughter, a big sister, a friend, a cousin but more importantly, I'm a Latina writer. Does this make a difference in my life? Yes and dramatically. I was born March 8th, 1993 in a really small East Texas town named Gilmer. The population consisted of Caucasians and the only latin@s I knew were my cousins. I was placed in ESL classes early on and was taught how to write and read in English. As soon as I got it all down, I became the top student in my early English classes and I wrote and wrote. I was even the first one in my third class to read a chapter book. Every time we were asked what we wanted to be when we grew up I would respond, "I want to be a writer." I would always get funny looks from the teachers and no matter what I was always sent to my ESL class. I hated it. I knew they would only put me in there because my first language is Spanish and because when my mother would come to school, I had to translate everything for her. In fact, at the age of 10 I was the one making my entire families doctors appointments and translating bills. I had to be responsible at a very young age but no matter what I wasn't taken seriously in school. I was really bothered by this especially when I would get higher grades in English than my classmates. One day some kids even told me that I was just going to get pregnant and drop out of school. That comment really got to me. I worked hard though and kept on writing and reading. Now, Im one of the few high school graduates to receive a degree. I will be graduating in May with a degree in journalism and minor in English. I worked very hard for this degree. Living what I lived through growing up, I want to inspire young Latinas that they can do ANYTHING. Thats when I decided to join Latinitas and its honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made. I want to make an impact and I know this is the best organization that can help me achieve that. 

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