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Being a Latina has influenced basically my entire being. I am who I am because I strongly identify with my culture.
The Mexican culture has given me an outlook on life that I wish everyone shared. Mexican ideals point toward a humble view of life and stress the importance of hard work. That is exactly in what I strongly believe. I think everyone should be humble and modest. Don't get me wrong, I applaud confidence and I know and believe that everyone should be confident and secure…Continue
Latinitas, we all know being a teenage girl can sure be a challenge! No one understands it except us girls!
Something I would like to share with you, Latinitas, is to not stress out over things that are out of your control!
What I mean by this is things happen in life all the time. A lot of times, it’s just bound to happen. When you feel that there is something you have no way of fixing or helping, after you have tried your hardest and have done…Continue
Being a latina, it is inevitable to consider the two factors that the world views other females with the same circumstances as me: female and of a heritage that is often looked down upon. For those females who are not of latino heritage, they possess a determination that desires to be above the stereotypical beliefs that still remain in the minds of many. That is, that females do not have the ability nor the right to be seen as equal to men in the careers they choose or in other social…Continue
Through my childhood, my parents surrounded me with cultural poems about being a proud Mexicana or art pieces influenced by Mexican folklore and I am so thankful that I got to experience all of that. Living in San Antonio makes it easy to experience Mexican culture through the abundance of Mexican restaurants, Latino art galleries, etc. which really helped me embrace being a Latina. During adolescence, I sometimes wished I could be lighter or look more European because most of the people I…Continue
Growing up, I was influenced by lots of women in my life. First and foremost was my mother and grandma. My mom taught me to pursue my dreams and express myself creatively. My grandma taught me to be compassionate. These women have had such a large impact on me and I can't thank them enough. Aside from family, my mom had several Latina artist friends who would visit my house often and I would admire their work. These artists inspired me to keep at what I loved when I was a child which was…Continue
March 6th (Thursday) Growing up, how did the women in your family influence you (academically, professionally, socially, etc.)? What did they pass on?
For this blog-a-thon topic I'll talk about my mom, the woman whom (or is it “who”?) I love the most in my life! She’s such an amazing woman; I’ve never seen anyone work harder than her. She’s the founder and director of a Spanish immersion preschool, and when I watch her work there I…Continue
March 5, Wednesday: How has being a Latina influenced your identity and outlook on life?…Continue
Being a Latina is the greatest aspect of my life. It has put me in the most wonderful places and allowed me to connect with all kinds of people.
Coming from Latin roots has really shaped my identity as a strong, independent woman. My grandparents and parents took risks and worked hard to always provide me with everything I needed, and in return this has taught me to be a grateful and hardworking individual. When I think of how I identify myself, I always think back to my…Continue
The "F" Word: Tell us a personal experience about how feminism/being a feminist influenced (or continues to influence) your life.
Imagine this: you're casually talking to your professor, in his office, about a paper that you are having trouble with. In the middle of the conversation, he asks you what you intend to do with your degree (maybe it just so happens to be English Literature) and when you say that you'd like to eventually…Continue
Through my adolescent experience, I paid no attention to feminism or identifying myself as a feminist. I had moments here and there where I'd talk with friends about double standards about sexuality, not nothing too in depth. It was more like, "hey, it bothers me that boys can have sex all they want and people will praise them but when a girl has sex with one guy, she's a slut." Through high school, I would judge girls and what they would do and what they wore and wrote them off as stupid or…Continue