Telenovelas: Growing Up In A Hispanic Family

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Growing up in a Hispanic household, you tend to spend most of your childhood watching telenovelas with your mother and grandmother. Telenovelas, or otherwise known as overdramatized soap operas, are very popular in the Hispanic culture. My mother, grandmother and I would set aside time after doing my homework and taking a bath, to watch a specific telenovela. We would watch Maria fall in love with Fernando while he was about to marry another woman; only for Maria and Fernando to find true love with one another at the end of the story. As a young girl, growing up and watching these love affairs unravel on television, I began to shape my beliefs on what I thought love was and how one should be treated and loved in a relationship. We would watch

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