Inspiring Latina of the Week: Model & Autism Advocate Christina Mendez

How do you feel that you influence the Latino community with your work?

I feel that I’m influencing the latino community (especially young girls) that you can achieve your dreams whether it’s being a model, writer, doctor, or entrepreneur . I’m a woman with curves who enjoys mangu, huevo, queso y cebolla con vinagre, and still be a reflection of what a large majority of the female population looks like everyday.

What gives you the most pride about being Latina?

There’s so much that gives me pride! As a Latina I am proud that we hold strongly onto our family, culture, and identities, which gets passed down to future generations. Without that we are nothing!

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