I am not her

As a first-generation Mexican girl, I am different than my family. My mom expects me to be very girly, but that is not me. I am a tomboy, I don’t like dresses, I don’t like make-up, I am very independent and smart. One thing that you should know about Mexican tradition is that when the young teenage girl turns 15 she is expected to have a quinceañera. When it was my turn I had disappointment surrounding me. I felt horrible, but I was glad that I got to do what I want and not be forced to be someone I am not for just one night. I love my family and I stand for girls or anyone who is being themselves and to never have anyone change them.