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A Woman Crossed the US-Mexico Border 7 Times and Her Daughter Made It Worth It

Being Latino Is the Best of Both Worlds

Sometimes we get a lot of backlash for not being “Latino enough” or even being “too Latino”– if that’s even a thing. But TBH, we have it so good! Being Latino in the US means we get the best of everything. We get all the opportunities our parents sacrificed for as well as all the culture from our parents’ country… like the food ?. Aurora’s mom attempted to cross the US-Mexico border over five times. She knows it was insanely tough, but she appreciates everything and is motivated to repay her back with her own success story.

Being a Latino in the US means countless different things. 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.

READ: #WeAreAMERICA: Hearing These People Talk About Latinos Will Warm Your Heart

El Día de los Reyes Is the Most Painful and Potentially Dangerous Religious Holiday

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El Día de los Reyes Is the Most Painful and Potentially Dangerous Religious Holiday

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…Not to mention, it’s like a secondary sad Christmas.

The night before, we’d lay out our shoes waiting for gifts from the Three Kings.

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Little girls went to bed dreaming of gifts like these…

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Because if baby Jesus got GOLD, frankincense and myrrh, why couldn’t we get hooked up with a $10 doll? Plus, this was our second chance to get the gifts we really wanted. You know, the ones our parents didn’t get us for Christmas ?.

READ: 11 Examples that Prove Christmas is Just Like a Beauty Pageant

Instead, most of us got things like this…

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Or peanuts and oranges. True story.

Then… There’s the rosca tradition.

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It’s like a work of art.

Yeah, it’s SUPER pretty Mexican sweet bread, but…

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We have a few issues.

This always forced us to hold our new year’s resolution six days after it’s original launch date.

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Because we just have to participate in this holy holiday.

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And everyone is trying to avoid getting that tiny doll in their slice of bread.

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Because you know that means you have to make tamales on February 2nd for all your comadres… and their comadres… and their comadre’s comadres… Qué hueva.

It was always the worst feeling when you found this…

https://twitter.com/chrissiemurray/status/684563860792016897

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Seriously, FML.

Also, participating in the rosca game is a complete health hazard. How is this FDA approved?

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Danger: you may choke, break a tooth, suffocate and / or end up with a Jesus Junior in your womb.

Next year, I’m trying a safer rosca option.

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Tag your friends who owes you that rosca dinner and don’t forget to click the share button below!

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