I know what it feels like to be left out. I was born in Mexico and moved to San Diego at the age of 4, where I learned to speak English in Kindergarten. I struggled to make friends because I couldn’t understand my classmates, and many kids didn’t speak to me because I “spoke differently.” Luckily, I picked up English quickly but then faced another insecurity. When I was eight years old, I talked my way into playing on a boys baseball team with my twin brother because “girls” nor “co-ed” baseball was offered where we lived. From the very first practice, I was mocked for literally throwing like a girl.
Fortunately, times have evolved for young girls, and we have more female and diverse leadership in place than ever before. Yet, it’s not enough. Too many outdated ways of thinking and policies are in place that need to be knocked aside.
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