CTN peer mentor, Sonia Nazario, was selected by Parade Magazine as one of the 52 most influential Latina women in history. She was joined on the list by 51 other “revolutionaries that have shattered barriers and proven time and time again that “si, se puede”—a term coined by Latina civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.”

The article continues, “these women have made strides in civil rights, politics, entertainment, and even gone to space. We’ve included the woman who wrote the original lyrics to Puerto Rico’s national anthem, the Latina who fought to desegregate the school system, and the Latina author who was the first person from Latin America to win a Nobel Prize. Furthermore, it was a Latina who helped farmworkers receive U.S. labor rights, a Latina was the first female Surgeon General, and a Latina is one of the all-time greatest female golfers.”

“We are in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month, and there’s no better salve for impostor syndrome than making Parade Magazine’s list of 52 influential Latin-American women. I love this list of women who have brought Latinx stories to music, media, politics, and more, like journalist María Elena Salinas and Maria Hinojosa, actress and activist America Ferrera, and author and philanthropist Isabel Allende,” commented Nazario.

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