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"I’m not just black or Nicaraguan. I’m always both all the time every day. People always force you to pick one or the other. They don’t want you to be both."
I didn't feel like the whole world was crushing me for once.
"I know I let things fall by the wayside since I've been trying to get it together post January, and its taken longer than I thought, that's the honest truth. I've been fighting getting good sleep, eating well, writing, and trying to work and meet the expectations people have of me."
Today is one of those days. An article I wrote over a month ago got published and it's very personal. My feelings in it are raw and because the situation did not resolve itself it's like reopening a wound I've been trying to heal. So then you read this and think- you don't have to share it
I think I said "I'm not okay. And that's okay," for about three weeks straight.
I've got no shame in my game about what I loved growing up. All of these little tidbits helped shaped my perception of the world around me.
I haven't celebrated Valentine's with a partner since high school, which is okay. In college I just so happened to not be dating anyone around that season. I know, timing right?
You introduce yourself as who you are, not what colour your parents happen to be."
Audiences are very happy to see a Latina represented without being sexualized or being part of a drug cartel. She’s sort of opening the way for other storylines."
“Half Black is just enough. It doesn’t matter what color you are, it’s about how you portray the character.”
In addition to bossing up the fictional town of Riverdale...Mendes is making waves for portraying the traditionally white figurehead as a Latina.
There's nothing ordinary about Chrissy Teigen.
"I'm honest that I wear them because it's apart of my fitness and I feel like honesty is the key when talking about your body. There's no gimmicks or tricks."
"Mi padres weren't too keen on having their eldest daughter being hit at...so I was 21 the first time I lived out my dream and hit a bag at Krav Maga in San Antonio."
Finding the right protein is like finding a good partner. It takes a little patience, time, and series of trial and error.
It's a love/hate relationship which pretty much sums up the first 21 years of life, but when you grow up struggling with your weight and a preconceived notion of what your "supposed to look like" it makes the loving part of your relationship hard.