This blog is a simple one. In response to tonight’s broadcast of Latino in America on CNN, a few of the Latism members on Twitter wanted to create a forum where REAL success stories about the Latino experience are recorded and shared. So, let’s do it.
Take a moment below to share YOUR success story as a Latino living in America. Just comment below, and tell us a bit about yourself. Let’s get these stories out there and try to change the mainstream media’s perceptions about US Latinos, especially those US Latinos who are leading the charge on social media.
Here is my story: born in Puerto Rico to a Puerto Rican dad and an American mom. Child of divorce, moved to the Bronx when I was 7. Have a very large family from many marriages. Instead of hanging out in the Bronx, saw value in hard work and education. Worked hard and got into Harvard. Worked to pay my loans. Became a bilingual editor, publisher and marketer. Wrote sports for the Boston Globe and became a VP at a major publishing company in the US. I now run my own family business, promoting my amazing brother, Fernando Varela, while also helping clients with social media and with publishing pograms. A proud bilingual, bicultural US Latino. ¡Viva Latism!