Jessie Reyez had a lot of stories to share in the new episode of Growing Up Latino. The first thing she remembers is how her family listened to Carlos Vives, Grupo Niche and the best cumbias while they held parties, cooked or simply cleaned the house.
The first time she saw herself as Latina was when she attended school and saw that the traditions were not the same. For example, she never got permission to sleep at a friend's house. In that same vein, Reyez didn’t get the things that all her friends had: When she really wanted something, her dad looked for the way to do it without having to spend so much money. "I remember that I wanted the Razor scooter, and my dad went to the garage, spent one or two days and built one out of wood and painted it with the Colombian colors," she recalled.