I love Chiquis Rivera. She is as bold and badass as she seems and I was thrilled to meet her at We All Grow during the NBC Universo “The Riveras” field trip. How bold is she? She was open to talking with me about vagina love.
Yes, I talked pepa power and relationships with Chiquis Rivera. Ain’t nothing wrong or taboo about that! And she agreed.
We dived into these topics and how Latinas are taught from a very young age to keep their legs clothes and mouths shut. Latinas learn that it is unladylike to dish on sex, vaginas and our romantic relationships. Because the fear of el que diran is ingrained. And that very fear paralyzes Latinas from speaking up about these topics, which leads to #metoo moments, domestic abuse, and a lack of sharing within our community. Sharing our stories is what allows us to grow as women and, in turn, refuse to be treated like shit and accept disrespectful behavior from men and our communities.
Where men are encouraged to say anything regarding sex and their genitals, we are looked down upon and slut shamed if we say something.
So I say, vagina, vagina, vagina! And Chiquis Rivera does too. Watch this new episode of Love Bytes w/ Sujeiry and be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more.