Most Latinas we see succeeding in the US have an incredible story of resilience behind it all.
How difficult was it for you to come to the US and start a new life?
Our parents brought us to the US when we were teenagers in the early 2000’s, first was a culture shock, a new language and a new way of living at a very fast paced culture and routine. We were told to work to help pay the “bills” y ayudar en la casa. “Bills” what is that? We started working at the age of 16 and 18 and understood what is to work as an immigrant in the US, appreciate the hustle and necessity to salir adelante and learn how to be an entrepreneur at an early age, just by being thrown into the real world to make money, persevere our dreams and get an education, it was hard at the beginning but definitely worth it.
Any moment when you felt you wanted to give up?
With Pinkafé specifically, we gave up three times, we were just not ready, mentally and professionally. We put a pause and let the project sleep for a few years and once we had more experience and we were both more mature, we revisited that dream and saw that it was still alive. Now after a Podcast and TV show, the possibilities are endless…
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