Learning to Stand Up for Myself
Diana Trujillo reflects on the moment that she learned to stand up for herself-- and for all of the women in her life.
DIANA TRUJILLO: Coming to Florida was my first international flight. I remember, I didn't know what I needed to bring, I didn't know what to pack, I was going to fly alone also. But you know, at some point I said I don't care, this is going to be my ticket out of all of this.
This is reinforcing the fact that this is not where I need to be right now. I need to do something else for my mom, for my grandma, for my and all of those women behind me who had to submit themselves. There were strong women, and at the same time they were counted as less when they were compared with men.
So I had the genes in my mind, I had the genes of I can make this work. I need to stand up for myself. I need to make sure that I'm not depending on somebody, and that my success or whatever I was going to do in my life was not going to get stopped by somebody else's mood.