“I have a twin brother and grew up in a Cuban family that was very old school and traditional and quite a bit machista. Having this person that was the same age – the same everything made me aware when my brother got more liberties than I did. And at a young age I would tell my parents that it wasn’t fair and they acknowledged what I was saying- and it changed them. There was no room for argument because we were twins. That shaped me. I was able to to stand up for myself in a very concrete way.” – Cristina Tamayo works for parallel18 and is pregnant. She is expecting a girl.