My name? Karisma. My age? 22. My purpose? To advise, aconsejar, though my blog, Yes, Se Puede.
I know what you’re thinking. What could a 22-year-old know? Everything for her should be chocolate y turron.
Let me speak to you on a personal level.
I am currently a senior in university, majoring in graphic design with a minor in advertising. As a full-time student who is also working two jobs, I’ve dealt with many challenges, both personal and social because of who I am and because of how I was raised – in a split world, both American and Hispanic.
Now, I know, I’m not the only one.
I want to show you that there are many different ways to overcome these obstacles. It’s also okay to be confused about who you want to be or where you want to go in life. I want this to be a two-way street. We can learn from each other. After all, that’s the beauty of el internet. In this way, I can reach the entire Latin community – from the young girls who are still learning to the doñas who have been through it all.
After all, often times a child’s first teacher is the community that they are raised in and to reach the whole village you must start at the fountain.
I want to be able to pass along what I’ve learned because without knowledge, we can not grow.
*Photograph by Gabriella Flamini