7 Latinxs on The Greatest Lessons Their Mothers Taught Them

Ivy Rivera, Puerto Rican Reality star on BET’s Hustle in Brooklyn

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Ivy Rivera is no-nonsense when it comes to securing the bag. Starting her off a career as a radio host at Brooklyn College, she’s climbed up the ranks and now stars in BET’s reality show Hustle in Brooklyn. Ivy grew up in Brooklyn with her mother and grandmother and credits them for nurturing the star within her with simple affirmations about being smart and being able to pursue her dreams. “One of the things that my mom always instilled in me was not caring what people say and trusting your own path,” she tells HipLatina.

Ivy believes that because she was given the freedom to explore what she loved to do, she is where she is in her career today. “It’s because of people like her that encouraged me, I’m proud to have my curly hair and proud to have my strong Brooklyn accent,” she says. Now Ivy hopes other women find the beauty and courage within themselves to pursue their life dreams. “I am a huge advocate for girl power and to go after your dreams. I always try to implement the talented women around me so they can be highlighted as well. I’m a voice for Latinas that look like me and sound like me to do what they want to do, even if it’s not in the same career path as me.”

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