3 Latinas Who Nevertheless Persisted

On National Women’s History Month, I would like to take honor 3 Latinas who demonstrated persistence to achieve their goals and make a difference in their communities. As the immigrant mother of two Latina girls, these remarkable women have provided me with a source of strength for the days when parenting feels tough, super tough.

Raising children in the #MeToo, #TimesUp and #NeverAgain era is not for the faint of heart. It can be overwhelming. In fact, it has actually stolen many hours of my sleep. However, I have been inspired by Latina women who also faced difficulty in their paths and nevertheless persisted. Their stories have helped me to keep moving forward with hope and determination.

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Honoring Latinas Who Didn’t Give Up

Dolores Huerta

For more than 40 years, Dolores Huerta has been fighting for the Latinos and women who have suffered unfair treatment. As the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, she led the civil rights and labor movements in California. It was Dolores Huerta who came out with the slogan, “Sí Se puede” (Yes We Can), which has pushed many of us to persist and work towards our goals.

Photo: Angela L. Torres


Sonia Sotomayor

As the first Latina to be the Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor overcame obstacles of sexism and racism. She has worked for the marginalized populations and rights of people of color. Throughout her career, Sonia Sotomayor became the voice of those who couldn’t speak up and overcame every difficulty she’s had to endure.

Emma Gonzalez

Although she is only 17 years-old, her wisdom, courage, and determination are provoking changes in the U.S. as we speak. I am in awe of her for using the power of her voice to demand action. Emma is shaping America’s future, and her persistence has ignited a well needed revolution.

Which women’s stories have helped you to keep moving forward with hope and determination? 

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Join us for our annual Women’s History Month series, celebrating the contributions and accomplishments of women around the world! Don’t miss our series from last year, 2016 and 2015, and find even more posts on our Women’s History board on Pinterest:

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Linda is a mom of three, a bilingual writer and a Latino advocate. Her site, HispanicMama.com, serves as a platform for Latina moms (and Latinas at heart) raising bilingual and bicultural children while trying to preserve their heritage and language. You can connect with Linda on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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