Heart Your Heritage is an online community created to celebrate and learn about each other’s roots, food, traditions, and more.


Valerie Tejeda was born and raised in California. She is a mix of cultures: Her family came to the U.S. from Mexico, and Morocco, and she also has some Jewish heritage migrating from Israel to Europe to America.


Heart Your Heritage is a passion project. Valerie wanted a place where we could show pride our roots, share in our similarities, and respect our differences. Windows into other people’s lives are important for creating empathy and we need empathy more than ever right now.


As of now, Heart Your Heritage is solely an Instagram account with some exciting things on other platforms coming soon. If you’re interested in sharing a story about your heritage, a tradition you love, a book you recommend, a family recipe, etc., feel free to email. All backgrounds welcome!


Email: heartyourheritage@gmail.com.



Heart Your Heritage