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Why do you use the term “hispanic”?

Answered on July 3rd, 2022
Last updated on July 3rd, 2022
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There has been an ongoing debate for years as to which term to use: hispanic, latino, or in recent years, latinx or latine. I believe this debate largely misses an important point, and that is how people self-identify. By and large the patients I interpret for refer to themselves as “hispano” or “hispana,” which corresponds with the English equivalent “hispanic.”  Generally speaking, I prefer to use the term “Spanish-speaking,” as the terms people use can vary greatly on an individual-by-individual basis, but I may use the term “hispanic” to refer to how the folks I interpret for self-identify.

If I ever use a term for you that you does not represent your identity, please let me know!

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Kelly (Grzech) Henriquez

Kelly is a Certified Medical/Healthcare Interpreter (CMI-Spanish, CHI-Spanish) and a medical interpreter trainer. She work as an independent contractor in the greater Richmond, Virginia area as a Spanish-English medical and mental health interpreter. Her passions include affirming interpretation for sexual and gender diverse populations, supporting interpreter mental health, and interpreting developmental-behavioral pediatrics.

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I am a Certified Medical/Healthcare Interpreter (CMI-Spanish, CHI-Spanish) and a medical interpreter trainer. I work as an independent contractor in the greater Richmond, Virginia area as a Spanish-English medical interpreter. Click here to read more about me.

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