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It's a question I never thought I would ask my daughter. But I loved being able to ask it.
"Yes, Mom," my 11-year-old daughter said.
"Tell me what T-shirt you would most like to wear: one that says 'I am a Wise Latina,' 'My Mother is a Wise Latina' or 'Sonia is a Wise Latina'?"
She cocked her head slightly and then quickly said, "I am a Wise Latina."
Eleven years old, and this is the vision she already has of herself. It's a pretty wonderful thing to watch that certain something blossom in a girl ... one of those often fleeting moments when a girl owns her own power.
For me, the decision to wear my own "Wise Latina" T-shirt raises all kinds of issues.
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