Andrea Paola Hernández
- Age: 26
- | 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 Venezuela. Andrea is an independent gender activist, writer, and editor currently working toward a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts at the National Experimental University of the Arts.
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.
Following my exposure of a Venezuelan writer and journalist that had been harassing young women for over a decade, the newsroom he worked for opened an investigation that lead to his departure and to the rest of the country's media outlets to start investigations over their own teams for the first time in Venezuela's journalism history.
Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?
Reading, writing, dancing, yoga, and assisting with cultural and artistic events.
- 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
- Communitarian Cinematographic Production Certification by Centro Nacional Autónomo de Cinematografía
- José Santos Urriola Fiction Award by Simón Bolívar University