Yesterday was the official launch of our site, www.voxxi.com, for acculturated Hispanics or Latinos. In order to present my section: VOXXIMujer, I wrote a post about what being Latino means in the U.S..
But the real question is - if you consider yourself Latino, are you Latino enough? It´s tough sometimes being a mutt, a mix of cultures and ethnicities, a blend of languages and mindsets.
I was very embarrassed by my Spanish heritage when I was a child. I´m so glad that my kids are proud of theirs! I now embrace it all, my Spanish side, my American side, the acquired Latina mentality and the love for all things diverse.
I hope this moves you to read the article and leave a comment. It´s not for me, mind you, but for all those Latinos and Latinas out there who are struggling with their identity.
By Lorraine C. Ladish, Managing Editor of VOXXIMujer @lorrainecladish @voxximujer