But I feel like my son gave me the strength that I needed to do everything. He inspired me to push beyond the obstacles. I was living in a closet with my son and my partner, so my mentality was: I have to get out of this. He’s why, after work and after taking care of him, I’d write rhymes and make singles.
What is your message to other Latinas struggling to make it in male-dominated fields?
Never stop following your dreams. There is always a possibility for everything you want to achieve. It’s a matter of not giving up. Don’t take me wrong, people will want to shut you down, but that’s life. You just need to stay centered with yourself and your dream, and nothing will stop you.
And Raw-G practices what she raps about. All profits from her EP Esperanza go to Oakland Internation High School, an educational institution that targets newly arrived immigrants.