Hispanic Heritage Month
Start writing a post

Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of this month, I would like to share with you some amazing and inspirational Hispanic people. I hope you find these people to be an inspiration to you as they have become an inspiration to me.

Sylvia Mendez

Sylvia is an American born with Mexican heritage, at just a young age she was the center of the 1947 case, Mendez vs. Westminster. Where her family and neighbors had fought segregation education for children of Hispanic decent in southern California. After retering from her career as a pedatric nurse she has devoted her life for advocating for children education of all backgrounds.

Lizzie Velásquez

Lizzie Velásquez is an American born with Hispanic heritage, she is a motivational speaker. Where she shares her story of the rare genetic disorder that she was born with, which causes her to be blind from one eye, unable to gain much weight, and affects her facial structure. For this many people have bullied her since a young child. As she has grown up, she makes awareness of her condition and is an advocate for anti-bullying.

Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales

Rodolfo Gonzales was a Mexican American boxer, poet, political organizer, and activist. He is known for being one of the founders of the Chicano movement of the 1960s. He helped fight for equality which entailed access to education and voting rights. In his poems he talks about cultural multiplicity and oppression that his people have faced.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan

Is a big advocate for the LGBTQ community in America. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, who is a Latina transgender woman, she is the first openly staff member of the White House. While in her time at the White House she advocates for trasgender people of color and for policy shifts supporting trans inclusion in the government.

Sophie Cruz

At the age of only five she had contacted a powerful leader, the Pope. Sophie Cruz is the daughter of undocumented immigrants; she gave Pope Francis a letter during his White House visit in 2015 expressing her fear of her parents and others around to be taken from their families by ICE, as well as the devaluing of immigrants around the world. Now Sophie is a activist on being a voice for children of undocumented immigrants around the world.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments