"My abuelita was quiet in her strength, and without telling me how to be strong, she just showed me how to be strong."
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"She came from Mississippi, and they were all workers in the field. After she got her nursing degree, she went straight into serving the wounded war heroes."
"We would sit around this old wooden table, and she would share stories of struggles that she had when she was a young woman. She wouldn't tell me what to do, but she shared knowledge of how she handled her own situations and how she overcame those."
"On the table, she would always fold her napkins. She would fold them as she was telling a story and then unfold them, and then fold them...it was almost therapeutic for her. She wanted to pass down some of that knowledge to me."
"When I left, I felt so full, so inspired by just a glimplse of what she was."
"On my table, there's the same cloth napkins. I still fold napkins like her today."
"I hear her in my mind: There's nothing better than a girl getting her education." So I decided to get my Masters."
"It's certainly not an easy task, getting your masters when you've still got young ones and you're managing a household and a job, and that same voice of reason saying, 'You can do this, there's no reason why this is something you should quit. Keep going.'"