Today is the first day of Hispanic Heritage Month, and this year I have a lot I want to celebrate and talk about. Last year I was so honored to be one of TikTok’s Latinx Trailblazers, for many reasons but most of all because I am incredibly proud of my Mexican heritage (congratulations to the 2021 Trailblazers…proud of u!).
Mexican culture to me is so warm and vibrant. It represents people who work tirelessly to provide for their families — the center of our worlds. I am so grateful to be a part of a family that has Mexican roots because it is reflected in the way my family and I gather, the way we value our collective, and always make sure that every member of our house feels loved and supported.
For those of you who have Mexican families, you know that the love and support doesn’t stop at the bloodline. Everyone who has ever entered my house and met my family knows my dad as the dad who cares about everyone. Over the years, he became a stand-in for many of my friends who didn’t have the best relationships with their own fathers. He is strong and caring, and will always make sure you’re full of delicious food and have a safe way home before leaving our house.