It’s been an amazing decade for her Voto Latino organization and Rosario Dawson is just as passionate about encouraging young Latinos to vote as she’s always been.
In her cover story for Cosmopolitan for Latinas' Fall 2014 edition, the “Kids” actress shares her goals for the upcoming year- “It’s not just about getting out there to vote, it’s also about who you vote for. We need more women of color in politics, because, otherwise, we’re not represented. Through our summit series, we’re engaging Latinos in community building and networking—it has been absolutely remarkable because we’re having students and dreamers from across the nation networking.”
Thinking back, Rosario recalled her own upbringing as a young Latina- “I was an awkward teenager. I went stag to my prom. I was a virgin until I was 20 years old! My mother was raising five kids on her own, I wasn’t just going to sit back and be a horny teenager and continue some cycle of teenage pregnancy—I wanted more opportunities.”
Meanwhile, Ms. Dawson has certain non-negotiables when it comes to her mate- “I’m a touch person, I love intimacy…I love men! I love romance. I would love to fall deeply in love with someone, but at the same time it’s not my everything.”
“For me, it’s about forethought. For my 25th birthday, my then-boyfriend prepared a beautiful bath for me. He put flowers and a bunch of little candles everywhere. He was crazy busy, and he knew I loved a great bath! I remember it was so small but it was so special to me because he thought it through.”