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Blonde hair, fair skin, green eyes, standing at 5'6", that's me. Growing up I was always called "guera" and people at school insisted I was white. In fact I am hispanic. Not only am I hispanic but I am full hispanic. Many of my friends after meeting me the first time could not believe it but, yes it's true. Many people have an image of what a Latina or a Hispanic girl should look like. I am definitely not what they think of. I however, am proud of who I am and my culture. It is something that I embrace and am proud to embrace. Growing up people still don't believe me when I tell them I'm hispanic but with green eyes, blonde hair, and fair skin I am proud to say that I am a Latina.

I think that no matter what you look like or what other people would like to define you as you are truly the person that defines yourself. I would encourage each Latina girl to embrace who they are. While each and everyone's story is not like mine I'm sure we've all had a time where we've been judged because of the color of our skin, the things we wear, and the people we hang around with. Many people tend to make inferences about the person we are and pass judgement but don't let that discourage you. Embrace who you are as a person and remember that only you can define yourself and your self worth.

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Comment by Latinitas on December 11, 2010 at 3:27pm

Great blog.

Comment by Alyssa Romero on October 26, 2010 at 8:53pm
Thank you Janette :)
Comment by Janette Lujan on October 26, 2010 at 7:49pm
I love this :)


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