Nothing can come “be–twin” these two sisters.
This Latino Heritage Month, we are recognizing two talented sisters, Arielle and Zoe Hernandez. Born and raised in Compton California, the two recently graduated from Compton College with a passion for designing diverse characters and creating content that people of all backgrounds can relate to.
“Latino Heritage Month to me, is a really good way to show everyone that they matter to this world and that the Latin culture is very beautiful. We as people, are loved, and our culture is celebrated,” said Zoe Hernandez
Cut from the same cloth, with a passion for the arts and culture is just one of the many things these sisters have in common.
“Having a twin sister, who shares my interests is a very empowering thing because they always say two is better than one, and in this case, it really helps me. We share our ideas and develop our ideas together and I think that’s amazing,” said Zoe Hernandez.
As they continue to take the proper steps to advance their artistic careers, Zoe and Arielle have no intentions of slowing down any time soon. While they both earned associate degrees from Compton Community College with an emphasis in arts and humanities, the artists plan to transfer to a university together to major in arts or animation in Spring 2021. Recently, the twins received acceptance letters from the University of Southern California and Otis College of Art and Design. They plan to take the fall semester off to research and apply to more universities, especially those with character design programs.
The saying, “It takes a village” couldn’t be truer, as these ladies owe all their success to their strong support system.
“I just encourage them to follow their dreams, so to hear that they got accepted at USC—it brought me to tears. We have hopes, our fingers are crossed, and I know that their artistic creativity will take them to the top,” said their mother, Marina Hernandez.
As they branch out into the world of the unknown amidst a pandemic, the Hernandez twins are unsure what the future will bring. However, the sisters are extremely hopeful for whatever lies ahead, especially as they know they always have each other. And we know that Zoe and Arielle Hernandez are truly destined for greatness.
“People give Compton a negative connotation which I do not appreciate, because this college has offered me and my sister so many opportunities. I feel like if I didn’t go to this college, I would not be as enthusiastic as I am with my goals and my career. It was fate that I came here with my sister,” said Arielle Hernandez.