Growing Up With Gloria: How Gloria Estefan schooled one Mission gringa on Cuban music

(The author circa 1991 in her mom's 24th and Harrison apartment.) Words by Rebecca Bodenheimer My mom constantly reminds me that the only thing she forced me to do as a kid was learn Spanish. She always recognized the significance of California’s demographics and where they were headed. Sure enough, by high school, I was in AP Spanish and basically fluent. Both my parents spoke Spanish and worked with Latino communities. My mom was a professor of Latin American Studies who traveled to Guatemala for six weeks nearly every summer, and Univision’s nightly news show — anchored by the still [...]

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