It’s the time of year which we begin to reflect on what we are grateful for and look forward to inspiration as we wrap another amazing year. So we decided this week to put together a collection of 5 of our favorite quotes from influential Latinos regarding inspiration and gratitude.
Enjoy!…and share on social media if one of the quotes speaks to you!
1:: Frida Kahlo
Mexican painter Frida Kahlo de Rivera is best known for her self-portraits, her political activism and her focus on Mexican and Amerindian cultural traditions. Her works depicting women have also gained her the status of a feminist icon. Kahlo began painting when recovering from a bus accident which left her temporarily paralyzed and unable to walk.
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2:: Junot Díaz
Junot Diaz is a Dominican American writer, creative writing professor at MIT, and fiction editor at Boston Review. He also serves on the board of advisers for Freedom University, a volunteer organization in Georgia that provides post-secondary instruction to undocumented immigrants.
3:: David Fischman
David Fischman is a well-known author and columnist in Latin American whose books have sold more than 260,000 copies in Latin America and Spain. He is a co-founder of the Technological Institute Cibertec (the leading computer science school in Peru), the Sir Alexander Fleming English School, and the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. Currently, he works as an international consultant, leadership trainer, and coach.
4:: Che Guevara
Ernesto “Che” Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global insignia in popular culture.
5:: Soledad O’Brien
Soledad O’Brien is an American broadcast journalist, executive producer, and philanthropist. She is the chairman of Starfish Media Group, a 360-media production company and distributor. O’Brien continues to be a television anchor and correspondent and lists CNN, HBO and their sports news program Real Sports and the Al Jazeera America news program America Tonight.