We See You Sis: ‘The View’s’ Sunny Hostin Refuses To Let Others Define Her

The former federal prosecutor sat down with ESSENCE for a new episode of “We See You Sis,” where she spoke about the importance of diverse representation.

Photo Credit: Melody Araujo

By Joi-Marie McKenzie and Sydney Scott

Don’t be misled by her upbeat first name: Sunny Hostin is not a woman to underestimate.

As a co-host on The View, the former federal prosecutor and mother of two let’s viewers in on her life with her beloved chickens — yes, she raises chickens on her Purchase, New York estate — her optimistic views on partnership and marriage, and holding Donald Trump accountable, especially when he crosses legal lines.

But there’s so much more to the Bronx-raised woman, who’s learned how to navigate her life as an Afro-Latina. It’s a journey that’s not only informed her worldview, but also made her stand firmly in her individuality.

“The difficulty of being Afro-Latina, in general, is the lack of acceptance in both communities,” she told ESSENCE for a new episode of ”We See You Sis.” “In some people’s eyes you are not Black enough, and in some people’s eyes you’re not Latina enough.”

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