Inspiring Latina of the Week: Breast Cancer Awareness Advocate Monique Barraza

When I first started the foundation our mission statement was and still is "uniting Latinas in the fight against breast cancer.” Through the years many people have told me to drop Latinas and make it more mainstream for all women. I started with a vision from day one and will always stay true to being Latina and uniting all Latinas in the fight against breast cancer. 

What gives you the most pride about being Latina? 

I take great pride in being Latina. For me it is empowering, my strong family traditions and cultural beliefs give me inspiration to empower other Latinas to follow their dreams. Being Latina seeks to give me a voice to the multitude of communities that identify with me and the awareness that I create to educate Latinas. 

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