Growing up in the United States, you may find that you struggle with your Spanish – even if it’s your first language. This is certainly true for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On Thursday, the Congresswoman tweeted about doing an interview in Spanish on Univision Nueva York about the Green New Deal, and many people felt seen by her revelation.
“I’m really proud of this interview!” she wrote. “Growing up, Spanish was my first language – but like many 1st generation Latinx Americans, I have to continuously work at it & improve. It’s not perfect, but the only way we improve our language skills is through public practice. #Palante.”
Many Latinos wrote back to AOC and told her they knew exactly what she meant, and that they, too, were also working on improving their Spanish. Check out a few responses below.