Immigrant Mothers & First-Generation Daughters

Bolivar's-Dream-10-Reasons-Why-We-Love-Venezuelan-Culture-Photo2MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS AND DAUGHTERS
All of the women I spoke with have improved their relationships with their mothers over the years by increasing communication and making the effort to understand the culture in which they were raised. It was clear to me that these women loved their mothers and wanted to mend or improve their relationships. I have done the same with my mother over the years. We now have the luxury of retrospection. However, the scars still remain for some women. Proper resources, such as low-cost family counseling and culturally sensitive mental health initiatives could help prevent depression in young girls and help them navigate their conflicts with their mothers. More accurate representations of this dynamic in the media might also help young Latinas feel less alone.