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Latina

September 7, 2013 12:10 PM by Sabrina Avilés

I have been asked what it means to be Latina. A loaded question. Well, this is what it means to me, a half-Dominican, half-Puerto Rican Latina. (And of course, this is different for everyone.) 

It means being able to go back and forth in two languages without ever noticing that you’re doing so (unless some monolingual person in the room reminds you that you’re being rude because “you’re speaking in Spanish!”) 

It means talking with your hands. 

It means embracing your curves. 

It means food: platanos, tortillas ...

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