I came to London in 1987. My mother was dating a Scottish man who needed to return to the UK for work, and we came with him. I started studying Secondary School without knowing English, nor the education system. Since my language skills weren’t sufficient to present qualifying exams, I decided to work in restaurants since I was 16 years old. Through my work, I had the opportunity to meet people from other Latin countries and organised festivals and events with them. I created a group in social media called “Mexicans in London” to gather the Mexican community living in London and also created a Mexican Folkloric dance group called Mestizo to represent my country in events.
Mexico is part of my life in every possible way. I practice its folkloric dance to promote the best of my country in cultural events. As the host in the radio program “Hecho en México”, I introduce Mexican personalities and Mexican tourist destinations. At home, I always cook Mexican food. I am very proud to be Mexican and always take the opportunity to express the best of my country to show that there is much more than bad news in Mexico.