Romanticizing Our Suffering
Here at BoldLatina, we continue to be proud of the Latinx who have graduated and of those, soon-to-be-graduates (days away) the graduation season is not over yet! These journeys of higher learning accomplishments have been documented right here on our platform, check it! From one of our earliest published pieces, The Academy Changes You: Brown Girl Edition by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez to our most recent by Rocio Z., My Education Is The Explosion Of My Mother’s Dream Deferred which resonated with many on the pursuit of higher education being the ‘disruption’ or ‘break’ for a better life, one our immigrant, Spanish-speaking only parents imagine for us when they come to this country.
In solidarity with My Education Is The Explosion…, Paola Muñoz a recent Cornell ’17 graduate, contributor to HuffPost and also SupaDaily wrote an additional perspective.
Paola questions the ‘suffering’ and the feticizing of her ‘lucha’ – ‘Y’all have tried me for 600 years, y’all have tried me for the 22 years of my own life, y’all have tried me for the four years I struggled…’
In the words of Paola, ” I am here to stay, slay and reclaim.”