Gina Moreno

The Unexpected ADHD: Unraveling the Everyday Symptoms I Mistook as Normal

For years, I brushed off certain habits and reactions as just part of who I am—a bit quirky, somewhat forgetful, and often running on a different wavelength than everyone else. It wasn’t until my journey into understanding ADHD that I realized these weren’t mere quirks; they were symptoms of living with undiagnosed ADHD. Let me […]

Part 2: Embracing My Truth: Navigating ADHD Diagnosis as a Latina Woman

The Virtual Confessional The day of my ADHD diagnosis was a collision of fear and hope. As a Latina, I grappled with the cultural stigmas around mental health, fearing judgment and misunderstanding. Yet, the virtual space became my confessional, a place where my experiences and fears were met with validation and understanding. My doctor’s assurance […]

Part 1: The Unseen Struggle: My Journey to Uncover ADHD Beyond Achievements

Beneath the Surface of Success On the outside, my life read like a series of achievements: graduating with honors from high school, obtained various leadership roles in university, and a promising start in the tech industry. As a Latina, the pride in these accomplishments was not just mine but my family’s—a testament to our resilience […]

Understanding Intergenerational Trauma Among Latino Immigrants: Understanding and Healing

Intergenerational trauma is a silent thread woven into the fabric of many families, particularly pronounced among Latino immigrants. This community faces unique challenges that span across generations, from the first wave of immigrants to their descendants today. Understanding and addressing these deep-rooted issues is crucial for healing and forging a resilient future. The Legacy of […]

Bridging the Gap: Latino Mental Health at the 7th Biannual Latino Health Summit

Last week, I had the privilege of being invited to the 7th Biannual Latino Health Summit by the Hispanic Health Coalition and Harris County Public Health and discuss a very needed topic – the mental health challenges within the Latino community. As I navigated the summit in Houston, I found myself enveloped in a wave […]

My Raw Self-Healing Journey Thus Far

My self healing journey has been a journey to step into being the woman I’ve always wanted to be and more about unbecoming & unlearning everything that I’m not. It has been exhausting, wonderful and everything in between. Here is a list of things I was able to compile. My purpose is to 1) tell […]

A Memo to my Fellow First Gens

Happy National first Gen Day my loves! Being first Generation means that you are the first in your bloodline to navigate unknown spaces; and most likely the only one with your background and that looks like you in these new spaces. You can be the first one to be in this country, first one to […]