Mi Orgullo Latino

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Orgullosa and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.

Being proud is a powerful feeling. Have you ever thought about that? Have you ever taken in that feeling of being proud over an accomplishment, or better yet, of who you are as a person? I am so incredibly proud of my culture, of being Latina. That's something no one can take away from me, because it is me. It's a part of me that contributes to the person I am today. I couldn't think of a better time to share my story than right now as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Growing up I knew I wanted to work in the media somehow, wether it be on air or writing for my favorite publications. I didn't see many Latino faces in the industry that I wanted to be a part of, but thankfully that didn't deter me from pursuing my dreams. Fast forward to today, there are so many Latino faces out there for us to connect to. From acting, editors to hosts -- there are any more influences than there were years ago.

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As a blogger, it's important for me to connect with my readers and viewers on my YouTube channel. When I started my YouTube channel I wanted to fill a void on YouTube. I wanted others girls like me to see that they also, as a Latina, could do what I was doing. Today when I get comments from girls saying, "I relate so much to you" or "That's how I grew up to" -- those are the best comments to read. I'm showing them how proud I am to be Latina and how confident they should be in themselves as well. I love showing that you don't have to fit a specific mold in order to be proud of your culture.

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[From left to right: Lissette, Nadia, Ada, Erika & Hiliana]

Over the weekend I was a part of blogger event, along side five other Latina bloggers. As Latinas we're each passionate about what we do and came together to put on a shopping event for our readers. It's moments and events like this one that make me love what I do. It's important for me to connect to my readers just as much as it is important to connect with my peers.

My culture will always be a major part of who I am on the inside. It's what makes me strong, beautiful, ambitious and kind. Below I'm sharing a video from the Orgullosa channel. They have created a video series to showcase bicultural Latinas with inspiring messages. The series features four Latinas doing big things including Orange Is The New Black actress Dascha Polanco. Don't just watch the video featured here. Head over to the Orgullosa channel and watch them all. I promise you will finish them and feel prouder than ever for being Latino and being who you are.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Orgullosa and Latina Bloggers Connect. The opinions and text are all mine.