Shebooks/Latina essay contest: Yo Soy Latina, by Sonia Lopez

Sonia Lopez, a runner-up in our Shebooks/Latina essay contest, writes about straddling the identities of American Girl and Mexican Daughter

“I began my life barefoot, my body aching the ageless ache of knowing I had a lot against me. Latina women intimately learn the untruths that name and maim them, that judge, categorize, and criticize them into the size of their heads and breasts, that carve out their hips and dig out their depth.”

Read it in Latina.

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