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As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we’d like to amplify the voices of our employees from these communities.
Meet Ailed. Ailed (@aaileed) is a Social Media Coordinator on the Strategic Services team at Khoros, where her coworkers have this to say: “Ailed is actual sunshine. She asks the most thoughtful questions, is so thorough and intentional in all aspects of her role, and brings a bright, positive energy to the rest of her team.”
When asked what Hispanic Heritage Month means to her, Ailed said:
“It's a month to celebrate my culture and where I come from. I was raised in a household where the kitchen and the dining table is a place of unity. On special, or not-so-special occasions, my family gets together and cooks, dances, and at the end of the day enjoys the food that has been made with love. Since I am the only one of my family living in the U.S., I like to have a couple of friends over, cook some of my family's recipes, and listen to Hispanic music. It is important to me not to let go of my traditions, so this is a great month to celebrate my culture.”
When asked how her Latinx identity has shaped her life experiences, she said:
“Coming from a different country and submerging myself in a different culture has made me be more open to meeting new people and learning about different traditions. The first year in the U.S. was a tough year for me because I felt like I didn't fit in, but that led me to get to know other first-generation students from all over the world. I wouldn't have done that if I stayed in Mexico City. Now, when I go back to visit family and friends, somehow it feels that I don't fit in like I used to, and that is okay. I am really looking forward to connecting with more people that have similar experiences and be proud of our journey, regardless if we fit in or not.”
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