I know I'm a day late, but I wanted to share some of the reasons I continue to be a fan of Rosie Perez today.
  1. She has an adorable legally blind cat named One-Eyed Jack who I want to steal (but I never would)!
    And she thinks my cat Snowflake is adorable too!
  2. Her performance in Law & Order: SVU
    Incredibly powerful. I still jump at the car wreck scene.
  3. The whole jeopardy scene in white men can't jump!
    I have it memorized and still say "jeopardy's gonna call" when I take my online test!
  4. Her memoir is so raw and emotional.
    Get the audiobook if you can. She overcame the odds.
  5. Her love of animals.
    When she was on The View, I loved the animal segments because she let them come to her and I could see the love she has for them.
  6. She likes the term "differently abled" instead of "disabled"
    I've used that term for a long time and there was a segment she did with a mother who made clothes easier for people with disabilities. Here are both segments: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ViNsVP-sagY and https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YwRq7ARtfdk