I mentioned last week how intimidating my law school orientation was partly because I heard about so many accomplished students who were part of my year, and it was intimidating to compete against them. What I wish I had known then was that almost everyone—even the very accomplished—were just in the dark as I was.… Continue reading Competition in Law School
It’s our one year anniversary!! Yes, Latinas Uprising has been going strong for one year! Since that time, I have come to meet so many ambitious, intelligent, and kind women. Latinas who are focused, driven, and poised to do great things for their communities. It has really been such a motivator for me to do more… Continue reading Happy One Year!
Recently there has been some notice given to the fact that there’s not much diversity in the legal field. The Atlantic recently discussed how the Law is the least diverse profession in the U.S. Additionally, Cynthia Mares, HNBA President, wrote an excellent piece on Latinos’ representation in the law. This lack of Latino representation has… Continue reading The Drive to be a Latina Lawyer
Where I went to college (and probably many other universities), we celebrated MLK Jr. Day by having a series of workshops and panel discussions about race and social justice in America. Through these events, I learned how progress and social justice only occurs when we fight for it. Now, as an adult that no… Continue reading A Day On: Reflections after Selma
A few years ago, I was at a networking event for work. I’m usually not a fan of these things, but I was having a relatively good time, and having an easy conversation with a colleague (a guy named “Jacob”). Soon, another attorney (also a man, “Mark”) came up to us. We included Mark in our… Continue reading Advancing Past the Good Old Boy Club
One of my big pet peeves is the idea that food from Mexico and Central/South America is the height of unhealthiness. I have even read articles about doctors shaming patients when they make blanket statements that all that X ethnic-style food is bad. In reality, there’s so much fresh vegetables and fruits in “Latino” cuisines that… Continue reading Balanced Diet: Tasty and Healthy Shrimp Tacos
Do you speak Spanish? Are you fluent or able to speak just enough to talk to your older relatives? Statistically speaking, younger generations may have less Spanish speaking capability than earlier generations. It makes me sad to know that likely my (possible) grandchildren won’t know my native language. Though, I am hopeful because I know there… Continue reading Bilingualism: Help or Hinder?