13 Things You’ll Only Understand If You're a First-Gen American Latina
Being first-generation molded you in funny and amazing ways. I grew up in a household where being the first one born in the US meant keeping a balancing act between the American lifestyle I was born into and the Ecuadorian traditions that existed at home. I spoke both English and Spanish from an early age, which means I translated for my family from a very early age as well. I learned to navigate life through my own experiences in the US, but also through my family's abroad. I even learned to love in two languages — you know what I mean, right? If you were the first in your family to be born in this country, chances are you'll also understand the struggles ahead.