Those of us who are first-gen immigrants see roles we can relate to in Disney’s Encanto. The one who has to do everything right. The one who carries the burdens. The one who feels the pain and tells the story.
Our childhood shapes us. But so do the childhoods and lives of our parents, and their parents. The effects of trauma and adversity (and resilience!) can be passed on from generation to generation until the pattern is broken.
Read this BuzzFeed post on what first-gen Latinos are saying about Encanto, and how the trauma of previous generations is present with all of us today.