The speaker's personal experience

Ferrera’s talk is built on her personal experiences as a Latina actress living in the US. Consequently, Ferrera’s opinions about the film industry in the US are connected with her experiences. 

Ferrera uses her personal experience as an actress to show that actors belonging to minorities experience prejudice in the film industry. The first personal anecdote she offers presents her shock and disappointment after realizing that the casting director did not care about her experiences as an authentic Latina and wanted a stereotype instead: 

It took me most of the car ride home to realize that by ‘sound more Latina’ she was asking me to speak in broken English. And I couldn’t figure out why the fact that I was an actual, real-life, authentic Latina didn...

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