Meet Our 39 Inspiring Latinas of 2012!
12/31/2012 - 02:36 | 0 Comments|
This year, our minds and hearts have been widened and re-shaped thanks to our Inspiring Latinas column. Since we launched the weekly column in early January, we've told the stories of strong, everyday Latina women who wake up every morning to follow their ambitions - much to our admiration.
Take a look at our 39 Inspiring Latinas of 2012 below and tell us, what inspires you in life?
In 2011, the then 17-year-old senior at Toppenish High School in Toppenish, Washington, pretended to be pregnant for six months for her Senior Project, a requirement for graduation. Her fake pregnancy, which she did to raise awareness of the stereotypes often pegged to Latina youth, became a national story – and later a Lifetime movie starring actress Alexa Vega.