Rina: I’m part Colombian and part Mexican! Growing up in Laredo which is predominately Hispanic, Hispanic heritage month was never something I never really celebrated or thought much about.
However, being away from my hometown for a couple of years now, it feels like it wasn’t a big deal in Laredo because living there was a constant celebration of our identity. Although I am now vegan, I miss chicarron and the way my home would smell like fried pig’s skin for hours afterwards. I’m Hispanic, half Costa-Rican and half Panamanian.