Li Lalicenciada

Mar 18, 11 Li Lalicenciada

City you live in:
New York City

English/Spanish/ Spanglish:
– Yes! All three. I am able to speak and write in English and Spanish, but I mostly blog in English with a splash of Spanglish, just to express my Boricua flavor.

Favorite Latin food you can’t live without:
Beans. I love rice and red beans. If there are no beans in the house, I feel like I’m losing my bearings. I’m Puerto Rican…and that means beans are a staple. Apparently I can talk a lot about beans. Go figure.

What is your Latina contradiction?
What a hard question! I guess the stereotype of being a party animal doesn’t fit me. I love to go out dancing, but not all the time. I much rather stay home, relax and watch a good movie.

When you think of Latin culture what are the first words you think of?
Warmth. Much carino, you know? As diverse as we are, I don’t think of us as a dry people, if that makes any sense.

What is their ethnicity? Or where is your family from?
Both of my parents were born and raised in Puerto Rico. I was born in New York, but I consider myself Puerto Rican (not Nuyorican, because I don’t like the division it implies). My mother really wanted us to know of and be proud of our raices… and that we are! When I stay away for too long, my heart aches for my isla.

Latina? American? Both?
Latina. It’s not that I’m not proud to be American, because I am, but my real orgullo, is my Latina-ness.

Favorite Latin artist or music?
Ay Dios mio! There’s so much. I’ve been a fan of Shakira since I was 16. I love Mana, Juanes, Marc Anthony and La India. And a party ain’t a party without Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, and of course, Reggaeton!!!!

iPhone or BlackBerry?
Blackberry! I feel so archaic. LOL

How do you describe your style?
My style is a lot like Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba. So maybe, relaxed chic? Jeans and a Tshirt are my go-to clothes. I try hard to look like I really didn’t try at all. ;-) Or at least that’s what I tell myself!

[description] Not Nuyorican, because I don’t like the division it implies [/description]

[ethnicity]Puerto Rican[/ethnicity]

[name]Li Lalicenciada[/name]

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