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Cynthia Amaya
  • Female
  • El Paso, TX
  • United States

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How did you hear about Latinitas?
I heard about Latinitas through a friend that works as an intern.
What is your favorite color?
Pink, yellow, teal, and mint green
What is your favorite type of music?
Pop Rock, Pop, Alternative
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
Friends, Teen Wolf, Pretty Little Liars, Breaking Bad,
What is your favorite book or magazine?
Harry Potter, The Outsiders, The Kite Runner
What is your favorite hobby or what do you do for fun?
Arts & crafts and reading

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Posted on March 23, 2015 at 10:57pm 0 Comments

I would definitely have to say that I have more than one shero. In fact, I believe that every single woman around me is my shero. Not to sound overly dramatic or anything, but I think the world is pretty unfair to women. We earn less money for the same work men do, we get sexualized for every single little thing, and the amount of violence against women is appalling. Despite all the hardships women have to face, we all wake up and face the world. I think that's pretty inspiring.



The Latina Identity

Posted 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…


¿Hablas Español?

Posted on September 26, 2014 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

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…


Latinas in Entertainment

Posted 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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