Serina Montero

Serina Montero

Fellow Affiliate
Fashion | Youth Advocacy |
Environmental Steward | Storyteller

My mother cried as she handed me my passport. “This is the most powerful gift I get to give you.” she said, “Don’t take it for granted.”

What strikes me about Paul Robeson’s story is how by speaking
out against injustice he also had this right—to
move around the world — taken away from him. Not only was his agency taken away, but his voice was silenced because limiting his travel ultimately limited his platform…

Acting locally and thinking globally is a mantra that I keep in all of my work…see as much of the world as you can but always come back and pay it forward to the community that supported you.