It’s tough being the child of Latinx parents. Because of cultural stigmas, gendered belief systems, machismo, and other reasons, our parents and other family members weren’t super open about discussing some things openly with us. And then we were forced to find out shady second-hand information from friends or others. Some of us had to turn to teachers, folks at Planned Parenthood and other organizations, people we trust, or the Internet to learn about stuff. Let’s hope with the changing of the times we can open up more because doing so has huge effects on our health, safety, and happiness.
Here are 20 conversations that I wish my parents would have had with me…and probably would have saved me some embarrassing moments.