Andrea Paola Hernández
- Age: 28
- | She/her/hers, They/them/their
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Every voice is necessary in the way towards change, and what we call minorities are actually important forces that matter. Let's stop destroying and start building!
- Andrea Paola Hernández
Andrea Paola Hernández was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Andrea is an independent gender activist, writer, doula, breastfeeding consultant and editor currently working toward intersectionality in social movements in Venezuela and afroindigenous queer visibility.
What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?
Living in a Latin American country with a feminized, complex humanitarian crisis, all I've known is patriarchy's violence. On the other hand, my mother, who raised four children by herself, always showed so much strength and courage that she made me believe in myself.
Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.
Being loud and open in a censored country has helped me bring gender inequality topics to the public eye, especially throughout my work as a journalist, being able to bring women's realities to platforms as big as The Guardian. Other media outlets like ABC and The New York Times have reached out to help visualize gender issues in the country.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading, writing, dancing, and taking long walks with my dog Rocky.
- English (Advanced/Native)
- Spanish (Advanced/Native)
- identity construction through body ownership
- breastfeeding and mother/child relationships
Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:
- Cultural Representations of Sexuality Certification by the Barcelona University through Coursera
- Women Against Gender-Based Violence Advocate Certification by Amnesty International and the British Council
- Doula training by AuroraMadre
- Breastfeeding Promotion by LactaLUZ from Zulia State University, Venezuela