Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

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By: Gabriela Yareliz

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! There is so much happening in the world– it’s hard to know where to look. Still, you know I believe in celebrating the good stuff. Life needs more of that. I often focus on one of the attributes I love about my culture, in this first post. Last year, I focused on joy.

This year, I want to focus on our strength. In these tough times, it has become pretty obvious to spot people who haven’t had many bad days in their life. It was reflected in the hysteria and lack of stability in so much that has been expressed. I will say that one of the many things I admire about my culture is that while we have been through some dark days and nights, we use this to be stable and resilient in unpredictable circumstances. We have a deep strength that allows us to dig our feet into the ground and still stand, in the craziest of storms. Part of that strength is our faith. It’s like a solid cinder block in our core.

I am always excited to feature some Hispanic folks who have made their mark and left their impact on this country (and on the world), paving the way for all of us. The stories around us remind us that anything is possible.

Typically, in my intro post (see last year’s here), I include some of the music I have been jamming out to.

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month. Choose strength. And never forget the joy that comes with it, no matter how dark the night.

Stay tuned. We will be honoring some of the greats. xx

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Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

3 thoughts on “Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

  1. Well, about the surnames :”Hispanic (from Spania, Roman times); Latino (Lazio, zone near Rome), Latinamerican (given by Napoleon III in his invasion to Mexico, Indochina and Nigeria). Statistics: 80% of the Latinamerican with double citizenship are Mexicans, in the lands of Mexico , before the wars of Texas and 1847, so they are in their land, the border crossed them. Latinamerican Unity, sure, since 2 centuries is wished, peacefully.

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