Amplify Voices | Hispanic Heritage Month
In honor and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re highlighting artists, activists, and groups from diverse communities who share their stories and initiate conversations that invite understanding and awareness. Throughout the month, we featured some Latinx individuals who shared stories from their culture and family.
Every day, we strive to continue supporting and amplifying the voices of diverse communities and individuals, and we welcome open discussions that encourage awareness, empathy and appreciation.
Denisse Myrick | @chasingdenisse
Personally, being Afro-Carribean is something I’m incredibly proud of. I love the music on Saturday mornings. The food.. UGH… THE FOOD. The pernil during the holidays, the [family] gatherings, and the richness of my culture as a whole.
But to be honest, I wasn’t always proud of my heritage. Growing up as a child of immigrants, you struggle to fit in and simultaneously embrace where you come from. What’s that saying? “Ni de aqui, ni de alla” (Neither from here or there). My curly hair, brown skin and curves weren’t something I was always taught to celebrate. And here we are now. I feel so proud of where I come from and it’s a really big part of who I am. I also feel incredibly confident in my sun-kissed skin, sometimes unruly hair, and my curves are something I love. So I’m happy I can wear gorgeous pieces like these that really compliment my style and personality.
Chris Avey | @chris_avey
For me personally, being Salvadoran-American is something I’m extremely proud of. I am the son of an immigrant mother who made it a priority to raise her children honoring the heritage & traditions of her native country.