Esmeralda Castro


Esmeralda is a proud Latina woman, without a college degree, but heavily equipped with lived experiences from her humble upbringing. She is the daughter of two immigrant parents from Autlan, Jalisco, Mexico who have together taught her from an early age about injustices, but also about hard work and perseverance. Esmeralda calls Boyle Heights her home but was raised in a mixture of community cultures in Jalisco and Sinaloa, Mexico; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Bell, California. Esmeralda is most proud of her journey and navigating life as a Latina woman. All of her work is done through the lens of the femme experience in hopes that she can contribute to a better tomorrow for all women.