Victoria considers herself a proud “Puerto Rican American.” Having grown up in the Houston, Texas area, she “was considered a Latina,” but then when she went to Puerto Rico, she “was seen as American.” According to Victoria, for some, her personal identity falls in a bit of a “gray area.” In today’s interview, we spotlight Taekwondo superstar Victoria Stambaugh. She talks about her Puerto Rican identity, and strong faith being her guide. Victoria opens up about how she primarily identifies as a child of God and what this means to her. Massive thank you to Victoria for trusting us to elevate her story!
Contributing experts in order of appearance include George Laws Garcia (Executive Director, Puerto Rican Statehood Council) and Mrs. Stambaugh (Victoria’s Mother). Clips from the following sources are used in this production: -World TKD YouTube’s Page, “Victoria STAMBAUGH PUR – Maddison MOORE GBR” -FOX 26 Houston YouTube’s Page, “Houston-area taekwondo athlete representing Puerto Rico in the Olympics” -JoiningAllMovement YouTube’s Page, “Olympic Taekwondo Athlete | JAMCast #163 – VICTORIA STAMBAUGH” -JR Videos’ YouTube’s Page, “National Anthem of Puerto Rico (ES/EN lyrics) – Himno Nacional de Puerto Rico”