My mother insisted on doing these pictures for my 20th birthday. I was hesitant, and it was a freezing cold day. But I decided to do it. I have problems with accepting my body and my heritage. But when I posed for these photos, I couldn’t have felt more proud of myself. I struggle to this day, even as I write this, but I at least know that I have potential.
If I can start learning to accept myself, then it’s possible for anyone. So treat yourself as the beautiful gem you are.
Monica ‘FUCKING’ Puig. Puerto Rican pride! This woman has united a country, paralyzing everyone in front of a tv, doesn’t matter if they were at work or at the mall. She’s the first Puerto Rican woman to win a medal and tomorrow we are going for gold. This means she will be the first woman to win medal for Puerto Rico and will be the first Puerto Rican to win a gold medal no matter gender. Thank you Monica Puig. Remember that name.