Being Latina Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All: I Like to Listen to Heavy Metal, I Like Tattoos and I’m Latina

Always Expressing Your True Self

Being Latina isn’t a one-size fits all. Not all Latinas are Mexican, nor do we all listen to rancheras. Yvonne Nieves is from Chicago and proudly identifies as an Afro-Latina. She is all about rocking out to heavy metal and showing off her cool tattoos. As tough and cool as she is, Yvonne is working hard to provide more access to education to others in her community. She is paving the way to create a voice for her culture.

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Every story, every experience is different and personal accounts range from coming here at a young age, to coming from a Latin American country a few years ago, to being born in the US to immigrant parents. mitú challenges you to share your own story in a social media post, a meme, or any way you feel most comfortable, and post it on your favorite social channel using #WeAreAmerica. Together, we will create a beautiful portrait of what it means to be Latino in the US.

What’s your story? Tell us using #WeAreAMERICA on your favorite social channel and don’t forget to ? us on Facebook to see more inspirational stories like this in your feed. 

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