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Thanks for joining the Latinitas community by and for Latina teens 13 & up. In our community, you can read blogs from teen reporters, add your own blog posts, ask for advice, ask questions by creating a discussion and voice your opinion by commenting or blogging about whatever you want. Comment, upload a photo, discuss, add a video, create a group or invite your friends to join. Get started now!


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Blog Posts

The Latina Identity

Posted by Cynthia Amaya on September 27, 2014 at 8:48pm 0 Comments

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…

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Mexican-American Me

Posted by Claudia B. Mendoza on September 29, 2014 at 9:18am 0 Comments

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…

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Classroom reflections: What being Latina means to me...

Posted by Selina Bonilla on September 30, 2014 at 8:27am 0 Comments

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…

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Falling into September

Posted by Andrea Barreto on September 30, 2014 at 11:14pm 0 Comments

     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…

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My brother's kidnapping, leaving home and living as a refugee.

Posted by Kenia Guerrero on September 25, 2014 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

I think everyone by the age of 20 have had to overcome certain obstacle, for my best friend was the death of her older brother, for other friend was having to move because of financial difficulties and for me was the kidnapping of my brother.



I am from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

I'm pretty sure that if you've seen the news you've heard the name of my city and if you have, it had the word murder or…

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Leading Latinas - #WCW: Who runs this? Girls! c

Posted by Kenia Guerrero on September 25, 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I started this blog by looking on Google "Important Latina Women" and I was surprised that the first websites that pop in my screen were this websites talking about the curves of Jennifer Lopez, Shakira's pregnancy and Sofia Vergara's new boyfriend, and as much as I like the work of these 3 women I have to say this wasn't what I was looking for AT ALL.

And I'm a bit disappointed that the Latina image is immediately associated with this hyper sexual or poor background…

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Latinas in Entertainment

Posted by Cynthia Amaya on September 25, 2014 at 10:38pm 0 Comments

I feel like this is a cliche answer, but when I was younger, I was influenced by Selena.

I remember being a little girl and begging and pleading for the Selena cassette so I could play it on my Walkman. It was black and it was my favorite thing in the world. I think before my Selena cassette, the only other cassette I had was one on which I had recorded songs from the radio. Once I got the Selena cassette, I played it over and over and over. Unlike the me of today who needs hundreds…

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Hablas Español? It's Never Too Late

Posted by Rebecca Salazar on September 26, 2014 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

Do me a favor. Take a second and think about the complexity of language. There are so many languages in this world that I think we sometimes forget that not everyone speaks English. Growing up, I thought English was the one and only language. My grandparents spoke this very strange sounding language to me, which I later learned was called Spanish. English is my first language. I grew up with Spanish speaking parents and grandparents, yet I don’t consider myself a fluent Spanish speaker. I…

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¿Hablas Español?

Posted by Cynthia Amaya on September 26, 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

My first language was Spanish. Neither of my parents spoke English and basically no one in my life spoke English, so I grew up around Spanish and Spanish only. I didn't start learning English until I was in headstart, a school aimed at children of lower incomes so we won't be behind when 'actual' school starts, and then continued learning when I was enrolled in pre-kinder. By the time I was in kindergarten, I was fluent in both English and Spanish, but I stayed in bilingual classes until…

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Latinas in Entertainment - Sara Ramirez my favorite doctor

Posted by Kenia Guerrero on September 28, 2014 at 9:30am 0 Comments

I'm not precisely a person interested in medicine, but about 6 years ago I found a great show Grey's Anatomy and I'm really excited because yesterday the 11th season started and although Cristina Yang is no longer there I loved the first episode, I love everything about it.
Especially Dr. Callie Torres portrayed by beautiful Sara Ramirez.…
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Cynthia Amaya's blog post was featured

The Latina Identity

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 we…See More
13 hours ago
Claudia B. Mendoza's blog post was featured

Mexican-American Me

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 rich…See More
13 hours ago
Selina Bonilla's blog post was featured

Classroom reflections: What being Latina means to me...

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 – especially my…See More
13 hours ago
Andrea Barreto's blog post was featured

Falling into September

     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 to that in the literary worlds I…See More
13 hours ago
Selina Bonilla posted a blog post

Classroom reflections: What being Latina means to me...

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 – especially my…See More
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Claudia B. Mendoza posted a blog post

Mexican-American Me

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 rich…See More
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Rebecca Salazar's blog post was featured

Hablas Español? It's Never Too Late

Do me a favor. Take a second and think about the complexity of language. There are so many languages in this world that I think we sometimes forget that not everyone speaks English. Growing up, I thought English was the one and only language. My grandparents spoke this very strange sounding language to me, which I later learned was called Spanish. English is my first language. I grew up with Spanish speaking parents and grandparents, yet I don’t consider myself a fluent Spanish speaker. I…See More
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Rebecca Salazar posted a blog post

Hablas Español? It's Never Too Late

Do me a favor. Take a second and think about the complexity of language. There are so many languages in this world that I think we sometimes forget that not everyone speaks English. Growing up, I thought English was the one and only language. My grandparents spoke this very strange sounding language to me, which I later learned was called Spanish. English is my first language. I grew up with Spanish speaking parents and grandparents, yet I don’t consider myself a fluent Spanish speaker. I…See More
Friday
Cynthia Amaya posted a blog post

Latinas in Entertainment

I feel like this is a cliche answer, but when I was younger, I was influenced by Selena.I remember being a little girl and begging and pleading for the Selena cassette so I could play it on my Walkman. It was black and it was my favorite thing in the world. I think before my Selena cassette, the only other cassette I had was one on which I had recorded songs from the radio. Once I got the Selena cassette, I played it over and over and over. Unlike the me of today who needs hundreds and hundreds…See More
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