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I never use to get so stressed out until I came to college. The balancing act of school and a social life is possibly one of the most difficult things to do. When things start piling up on me, from multiple tests and papers due all in the same week, my reflex is to hide under my blanket until it's all over. Not the best way to handle stressful situations, so I've learned to do other things instead.
When I am studying during tests and I get overwhelmed and feel like I can't do it, I…Continue
“Women’s progress is human progress.” –Hillary Clinton
Trending this past month was the word “feminism” and what it means to be “feminist.” We were brought to tears when Emma Watson moved us with her #HeForShe campaign speech at the UN. Clapped out loud when Lena Dunham called out to women to join together instead of being pitted against each other. What is the use of the word “feminism” if we aren’t all standing together for it? Instead we are debating on…Continue
“When you are in college, we won’t be there to make you do your work. As a matter of fact, when you are in college, odds are you will not have a professor that will allow you to make up your work or even turn it in late. It is your responsibility, no one else’s, and you need to start getting into that mindset already!”
I have heard that speech uttered countless times from numerous high school teachers’ lips as they preached to our juvenile minds about the expectations that await us at…Continue
Latinitas First Code Chica Conference
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, by the time girls in middle school now attend college, there will be one million more computer science jobs than computer scientists to fill them. When we look at the number of girls and women pursuing that career path, things look bleak, women of color, worse. Less than…Continue
Have you heard of Carmelita Torres? She was a part of the Bath Riots of 1917. She has been compared to Rosa Parks because she took a stand against discrimination and inhumanity. In the early 1900's, it was common practice for U.S. health officials to force Mexicans crossing the bridge into the U.S. to bathe, strip naked in front of an inspector and undergo a lice treatment. These toxic and harmful chemicals were used to kill lice and prevent typhus. A 17-year-old Mexican maid crossed the…Continue
Being a Latina means being resilient. It means working hard and not letting bumps in the road, no matter how big or small, stop us from reaching our goals. It means putting our utmost effort to everything we do because people are expecting us to fail and we're going to prove them wrong. It means working twice as hard to make ourselves, our parents, and our families proud. It means ignoring stereotypes that claim we are lazy and being the hard workers that generations of Latinos have proven…Continue
Throughout my life I have been at a constant limbo between my roots (Mexican) and my birthplace (American). Struggling to identify myself was never fun and even more so now that I am attending a university. I grew up speaking Spanglish and when I do so at school I am looked at funny because of it. People either enjoy it or get annoyed by it. Now that I am a 20 year old I now understand what it is to be a latina. I have the best of both worlds: the modern American world mixed with the…Continue
I’ve never been so immersed in my culture until this semester. On top of being an intern here at Latinitas, I am currently taking a ‘Chicano Educational Struggles’ course and a ‘Minorities in the Media’ course. I’ve learned so much about my roots in this semester than any other semester of school in my life.
How crazy is that? I’m twenty years old and have lived my entire life in South San Antonio, where my community is entirely Hispanic. Approximately over 90% of my friends…Continue
Books are quite literally my kryptonite. There is nothing I love more than walking down the aisle in a library or bookstore and seeing the hundreds of stories at my fingertips. But as I started growing older and viewing my world in a more critical way, I was able to apply that same perspective to the books I would read. In a society where women are still treated as second-class citizens, no matter how subtly, I was suddenly searching for contradictions…