Written By: Andrea Sanchez-Mendoza
Letters in Legacy: Stephanie Rivera pt 2
In our first installment of this interview I explained about sitting down with Stephanie Rivera, a Latina entrepreneur, advocate, and a practicing litigator in New York. In this half, Stephanie talked to me about identity, imposter syndrome and the Legacy she’s creating.
When I asked Stephanie what celebrating her own heritage during Hispanic Heritage month she clarified that she identifies as Nuyorican. While being proud of her Puerto Rican identity, being a New Yorker, she says helped her become the woman she is today.
“I think more than anything that has crafted who I am and how I turned out, and being around community members that are so diverse, and growing up in predominantly black neighborhoods, and finding commonality again, like, we're in this struggle together, and I'm gonna get free, you're gonna get free, and we just going through this together.”
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