Dear Washington Heights Cast,
Thank you. I have to say thank you for bringing our culture to the world. For making people look and listen and being able to tell our story, OUR way. When the show was first announced, I was honestly a bit nervous about how it would portray us, Dominicans, New Yorkers and Latinos in general. I thought ” Here we go, another show to support stereotypes about Hispanics.” But watching it made me feel this deep intrinsic connection with all of you on the screen: the struggle, the tears, the fights, the insecurity of not knowing if you are going to make it. Those are all things very real to many of us. The struggle is real. Those bills that you can’t pay, the grandmother that raised you, the relative in jail, the girl that you can’t stand but have to tolerate… yea we all have been through it. I am just glad to see the genuine friendship, those summer nights that became unforgettable and the dreams that became reality. This means a lot to all of us. I look forward to seeing this unfold. Keep grinding and best of luck!
Emmelie De La Cruz