Growing up Latinx in the United States is different for all of us; we all have different experiences and connections with our respective cultures. I love Hispanic Heritage Month because it gives us an opportunity to share our experiences, and rejoice within our community and with those around us.
However, Hispanic Heritage Month is not just for those who are Latinx. We live and celebrate our cultures every day. This month gives everyone else a chance to expand their knowledge and understanding of our cultures. Often, Latinx people are grouped as one without the acknowledgment that we have different food, art, music, and dialects. Our cultural differences derive from the fact that we were colonized by different countries, such as Spain, France, and Portugal. The interactions between those who colonized and occupied our countries, and the native Indians is what created our distinct cultural differences.