American of Mexican ancestry actress, author and survior, Blanca Blanco took the time of her very busy schedule to talk to us about her autobiography ‘Breaking the Mold‘ available now on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble.
Blanco, who is the daughter of Mexican immigrants recounts her life living in a garage without heat or hot water in Washington State, trying to convince her father that education was her path to success and proving everyone wrong about dreams coming true.
You will hear (and read in her book ‘Breaking the Mold‘ available now on Amazon and at Barnes & Noble) her tale of overcoming bullying and abuse, not only because of the language barrier but at home as well. One huge tragedy was Blanco lost her biggest cheerleader in life, her mother during the writing process of this autobiography.
On top of everything, including surviving the Malibu fires, Blanco has somehow maintained a positive outlook on life and overcomes every adversity.
‘Breaking the Mold‘ was named Favorite Inspirational Book of 2022 by the Hollywood Global Film Festival and to be frank, inspirational does not even begin to describe Blanco’s story. Her story will will give hope to hopeless and inspire more first generation Americans to fight for their dreams.
What was most relatable to me is that both Blanco and I are first generation born Americans. We do not fully fit in the old world, nor in the new and that shared experience gives us a bit more understand into the other’s psyche. ‘Breaking the Mold‘ is not just an ethnic story, it is a human story and right now, we all need a little more humanity.