Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SpanglishBaby Co-Founder and 'Bilingual is Better' Co-Author Ana Flores Talks Bilingualism and Using the Flipboard App

SpanglishBaby co-founder and "Bilingual is Better" co-author Ana Flores grew up con un pie aquí y otro allá (with one foot here and there). Since childhood, the Houston-born online media socialite has been divided between the U.S. and El Salvador, where her parents are from, but has reconciled being the product of two nations, cognizant that a bicultural identity is valuable.  

By the time Flores' parents divorced and she and her sister moved to El Salvador with their mother, she owned both Spanish and English as native languages, learning them in school and speaking them at home. Her father, who remained in Houston, often sent for Flores and her sister, so the two traveled back and forth between the countries, eventually becoming "in tune with the cultures from both side of the borders."

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