Half way into my time in Mexico, I started to become more and more aware of my identity as an African American women. That was probably because I didn’t see others that looked like me. Upon my journey to Mexico, I started to notice the lack of afro-mexicanos in the community but also the hierarchical levels between both man and women in the workplace.
But the hierarchical levels between both man and women in the workplace is what stood out to me the most but it was present everywhere I went.
I remember this past weekend, I was out in El Centro (a huge touristy area in Mexico city) with tons of stores. There were million of stores catered for men in the business profession but none catered to women. I started to think deeply about what this could mean. Did this mean that there weren’t a lot of business professional clothing stores for women because a lot of women aren’t in the business professional field?
This made me realized the hierarchical differences within Mexico City, something I never had knowledge of before.