In 2007, I moved from a predominantly Hispanic community to a 95 percent white state. Eventually, I started to get invited to people’s homes for dinner or potluck events. Then, I noticed a few odd things.
I have come to realize now that women here in the U.S. are as angry and frustrated at the inequalities in our society as what I see going back home.
Meet Gabby Salinas: a three-time pediatric cancer survivor and running for Tennessee House District 97! Her signature issue remains the same: expanding Medicaid in Tennessee so everyone can have access to healthcare and rural hospitals will stop closing.
Like many first-generation Latinas, I struggle with knowing where I sit in terms of my culture. I’m an American by birth and a Latina by nature. It’s easier for me to say I’m an American than try to explain where on the spectrum my heritage sits.