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Hispanic Heritage Month 2016: Prompt 1: Latina Feminist

Posted by Taylor Figueroa on October 10, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

  Whenever I think about feminism in the Latin culture, I imagine Sandra Cisneros. Sandra Cisneros is a contemporary, Mexican-American author of novels and short-stories. Most of her stories feature insight into Latin culture. For example, she will incorporate Spanish words into English text, in a way that people who aren't familiar with Spanish can infer what the Spanish words mean.

  The theme of Cisneros's writings is often how it feels to live everyday life as a Latina. In books…


Hispanic Heritage Month 2016: Prompt 2: Growing up Latina

Posted by Taylor Figueroa on October 11, 2016 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

  I've always felt a little out of tune with my ethnic cultural background. For the most part, I was raised purely American, but there were little hints of Mexican culture. Just not to the extent of many of my classmates.

  What I mean is, I always go to school and wonder what people are saying. I probably know more French or Chinese than I do Spanish (I'm not fluent in those languages either though.). Yet, there are some Spanish words I've picked up on through the years. For example,…


Texan Beauty

Posted by Taylor Figueroa on September 13, 2016 at 10:43am 0 Comments

Texan Beauty

A view of the Chisos Mountains in big Bend National Park.

Sometimes it's hard to see the beauty in your homeland.

When people think of wild animals, it's common to think of tigers, elephants, monkeys, and lions- rarely does anybody imagine the animals native to their state. Here in Texas, we might not have biodiverse tropical rainforests, but there is a level of beauty. Nature's beauty in Texas best…


Scholarships for Latinas

Posted by Latinitas Intern on September 16, 2016 at 12:02pm 0 Comments

As Senior year comes around so does the search of scholarships in order to go to college. There many scholarships out there to make it easier for us to go to college though there are some of which are specifically for Latina women. Some of these scholarships include:

  • Lubbock hispanic association of women
  • Sallie Mae first in my family scholarship program
  • Congressional hispanic Caucus,institute, inc
  • Adelante fund scholarship
  • McDonald's…

Scholarship Search Websites

Posted by Latinitas Intern on September 29, 2016 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Have you gotten a chance to read our article about scholarship opportunities? If not, you can check it out here:

Scholarship Opportunities: It’s a Latina’s game

In sum, our article talks about ways to pay for college which at times can seem pretty…


How latinitas inspired me

Posted by Latinitas Intern on September 2, 2016 at 9:54am 0 Comments

During our summer camps the girls wrote down ways continue to inspired them and help them lead the way: 

Paulina; " I got inspired by learning that in order to be a good leader i also have to think about myself and that only i can make my dreams happen"

Karla: " How to control my stress and some tips on stress situations" 

           " They helped me lead by showing me the meaning of leadership and how to show leadership to others"

Fernanda: "I was…


Que Viva La Reina del Tex-Mex

Posted by Jazmin Lopez on September 2, 2016 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

On Tuesday, 300 fans gathered in front of Los Angeles’ Madame Tussaud for the unveiling of Selena Quintanilla’s wax figure. People from all over the country flew in to see the beloved Tejana artist. Not surprisingly, being that Selena was from Corpus Cristi, many of the guests in attendance were from Texas. Additionally, many of the fans in attendance spoke about how Selena’s wax figure also paid tribute to the incredible contributions Selena made to…


“Her accent is a stubborn compass/ Always pointing her towards home”

Posted by Jazmin Lopez on September 6, 2016 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Growing up, I was always nervous of speaking in class because I was afraid someone would make fun of my accent. I would avoid eye contact whenever a teacher would be looking for someone to read the next passage. Of course, this only led to the teacher calling on me to read. I never quite understood why teachers did this. I suppose it’s because they think it will help shy students speak more in class. Well, let me tell you,…


Financial Aid and Scholarships for College

Posted by Jazmin Lopez on September 7, 2016 at 10:00am 2 Comments

Hola chicas!

For many seniors in high school, the college application process has already started. And from experience, I know it can be a bit overwhelming.

Thus, I have decided to write a post today dedicated to the financial aid and scholarship application…


Feeling Beautiful

Posted by Celeste Acevedo on August 29, 2016 at 11:44am 0 Comments

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, but most importantly, beauty comes from within.  There are various ways that women and young ladies like to assess their beauty.  I am here to tell you that the way you choose to express yourself makes you beautiful.  Beauty is unique, and there are many different ways to feel beautiful.  More than that, I am here to tell you to not let anyone shame your beauty for wearing a certain type of clothes, makeup, or no makeup.

Often times, girls are…


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Gina Rodriguez emerged as a rising star mostly due to her infamous role as Jane Villanueva in the CW comedy series Jane the Virgin. Earning her  first Golden Globe win for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015. Her inspiring acceptance speech won the hearts of many watching that night, especially  when recognizing the…See More
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#1 Spotlight: Eva Longoria

Spotlight: Eva Longoria Eva Longoria is a leading Latina feminist in my eyes. Eva was born on March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the youngest of four sisters who earned a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, while appearing in college plays. In March 1998, Longoria won the Miss Corpus Christi beauty pageant, which gave her the opportunity to compete in a talent show in Los Angeles, which she won. She decided to stay in California to pursue an acting career. She has tackled the issues…See More
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How did your culture or language influence your identity?

Being a part of both the Hispanic and American culture has both opened many opportunities for me, but has also made my identity quite confusing. Some days I feel like I belong more to my Hispanic culture while other days I feel like I belong closer to my American culture. This has hindered my identity because at times I do not know where I belong best. I feel odd for being a dark skinned woman jamming out to country music because society expects me to like things that are most closely tied with…See More
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how did your culture/language influence your identity

There are many ways a person culture can change or influence there identity. Many of which help them be the person that they are now. For example for me my culture has made me more independent. As a Mexican-American i have two different cultures that influence the way i think and the way i let them guide me. Having both type of cultures helps be able to identify with who you are. For me it showed me how to be more independent and have that strong character that is needed sometimes in our…See More
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