Marketers, Doctors, Humans: Don’t Assume Demographics. Just Ask.

A few weeks ago, I tried to sum up my bicultural experience on this blog. TL;DR – it’s tough to identify as Hispanic and American at the same time. It’s especially tough when you don’t look or sound like the media’s stereotypical portrayal of Hispanic. I look nothing like J.Lo, and I definitely do not sound “exotic” [eyeroll] 🙄 like …

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Growing Up Bicultural in America, and Learning to Embrace It

Last month, I experienced one of the proudest moments ever as I watched my niece Ashley graduate from university. [She’s only seven years younger than I am, so we’re close – almost more like sisters than aunt|niece.] The most touching moment of the entire weekend was when Ash delivered her speech as the selected student speaker for the school’s …

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Are We Jaded Yet?

All my life, I’ve wanted to be a writer. At age seven, I began keeping in-depth journals about my daily life. I wrote about school, and I composed Babysitters Club fanfiction (Logan and Mary Anne 4ever, am I right?). In high school, my journaling morphed into blogging. The musings got deep. I quoted Kanye West, …

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Millennial PSA: Standing Up to Small Injustices

“There are two kinds of evil people in this world: People who do evil things, and people who see evil things being done and don’t try to stop it.” Thank you to Janis Ian for inspiring my #millennial musings of the day: My millennial friends, if you see someone being treated unfairly – stand the eff …

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Millennials, Entitlement and Weddings, Oh My!

Entitled. Narcissistic. Selfish. If you’re a millennial, there’s no doubt you’ve heard these words to describe your generation so freely. We really do have a bad rap among older folks. In a 2014 survey [pdf] of American adults, 71% described millennials as selfish, while 65% said they’re an entitled group of people. I’ve always disagreed …

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