Both Darlene and Sandra are proud children of Puerto Rican migrants. Darlene’s parents are from Manati and Arroyo but now call Manati their home. Darlene loves her little island as much as she loves her New York City hometown. Darlene remembers spending summers and holidays with her abuelita (grandmother) and now is in the process of building her own house in the same town. Sandra’s parents were both raised in the town of Santurce and while she considers herself a Newyorican, her parents made sure that she knew everything there was to know her culture. They particularly instilled in her the ideals of orgullo boricua – Puerto Rican pride!