As a latina teen, I have a lot of worry about if I really have the chance to make a difference, and go far in life. What can you say that will help me and will encourage me to keep going?
First, you have to believe that you can make a difference. You have to reflect on what you can do to contribute and realize that no matter how small, it’s one more step toward achieving your goal. You must also surround yourself with people who will encourage you and tell you that the sky is the limit. To me, that was my family. I was stubborn enough to believe my parents that I can be whoever I wanted to be, so I worked hard to do just that.
As a Latina, we face challenges that are unique to us, but it doesn’t mean that we let anything stop us! I hope that as a U.S. Senator, young Latinas will see that if I can do it, they can, too.