Smart Latinas Know Their Stories

Everyone has a story. Borrowed from http://us.123rf.com
Your story - the story of your life - is unique to you and only you.  No one has the same story, and that (frankly) is the beauty of the world in which we live. A lot of times, we are scared to share our stories.  We often stop ourselves because we're scared that people will judge us.  Maybe we grew up in privilege; perhaps we had a traumatizing childhood; chances are we have secrets that we don't want to share with (or admit to) our audiences. But it's important to understand that while our stories are essential to who we are as people, they do not define us.  As I'm sure you've heard before, it's not what has happened to us that defines us, but how we handle what has happened to us that does. So - embrace your story.  Learn from it, and use it to help others learn from their own stories. And even if you don't want to share your story with others, at least take some time to reflect on it on your own: if you can't be open and honest with yourself, then you are really missing out on your greatest asset - you!