My road in life has taken me all over.
Born into a world that did not see all women equally and we were never included into the stories as we once were when we were honored, valued and respected from all continents' belief systems.
To know that the alcoholism and abuse was not who you are and that your parents were sadly people living through the hate and unacceptance of Mexicans, Jews & any women in this "united" new realm.
When I couldn't be chosen to be cheerleader of my high school because I wasn't a certain color/legacy, I created our first SPARTAN (Athena/Artemis) mascot so I could cheer despite not being chosen.
When not hearing back from UCLA by mid-May (despite acceptance from UCR/UCSD), I made an appt & drove up to speak w/AAP whereby I was chosen that day to attend.
While starting gymnastics at 15, I was able to walk on the team as the first Latina! Helping to take Bruins from 15th to 6th in nation. First time on plane, first time travel across the country.
When my parents could not pay for my education, I worked 2 jobs. Whatever it took to ensure I could attain my education-even if I was on Probation/STD & had to change my major from Bio-Med.
It took 5 yrs to graduate, however I took summer school in Hawaii, was the first Latina DJ on KLA, Spirit Coordinator Bruin Belles, a ChiOmega, making WalterWheatbunny sandwiches at North Campus.
I was honored to graduate a Chancellor's Marshall - the first ever in my family on both sides ever to go or graduate high school or college. To begin again in the "real world" w/all new adventures!
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