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Cynthia Amaya
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  • El Paso, TX
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My sHERO

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.A woman who…See More
Mar 24, 2015
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My sHERO

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.A woman who…See More
Mar 23, 2015
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Oct 7, 2014
Jasmine Villa commented on Cynthia Amaya's blog post ¿Hablas Español?
"Your blog was featured in Latinitas Magazine: http://laslatinitas.com/girls/hablas-espanol"
Oct 5, 2014
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
Sep 30, 2014
Cynthia Amaya's 2 blog posts were featured
Sep 28, 2014
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Sep 27, 2014
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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
Sep 25, 2014
Cynthia Amaya liked Latinitas Intern's blog post The Giver - Prize Giveaway
Aug 11, 2014
Cynthia Amaya commented on Jasmine Villa's blog post When it rains, it pours
"I always love reading anything you write, Jasmine! I love this entry. I'm sorry April hasn't been the best of months, but I loved reading all the silver linings you found.  I'm so sorry about your mom. If she's anything like…"
Apr 27, 2014
Cynthia Amaya commented on Nina Bonita Santillan's blog post My Ring Day!
"Congratulations! I was so excited when I got my Aggie Ring. :) I've had mine for a year and I still love it as much as the first day I got it!"
Apr 27, 2014
Cynthia Amaya's blog post was featured

Being Latina.

I think, overall, I've always had the same mindset about Latinas. I knew that although we are ridiculously passionate about everything, we're not the stereotypes portrayed in the media. Unlike the stereotypes that paint us as sensual beings who are only good for one thing, Latinas are incredibly strong, intelligent, and multi-talented women. This idea has only grown in my mind over time. The older I get, the more I see just how strong and amazing Latinas really are. It makes me proud to have…See More
Mar 10, 2014
Cynthia Amaya posted a blog post

Being Latina.

I think, overall, I've always had the same mindset about Latinas. I knew that although we are ridiculously passionate about everything, we're not the stereotypes portrayed in the media. Unlike the stereotypes that paint us as sensual beings who are only good for one thing, Latinas are incredibly strong, intelligent, and multi-talented women. This idea has only grown in my mind over time. The older I get, the more I see just how strong and amazing Latinas really are. It makes me proud to have…See More
Mar 8, 2014
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Mar 7, 2014
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The Women in My Life

A vast majority of my life is influenced by my mother's side of the family. Most of my dad's family lives in a different city than the one in which I live, so I hardly see them. Instead, I spent most of my time with my mom's many sisters. Each of her six sisters taught me something about myself that has shaped me into who I am today. I learned to think outside the box and find creative ways of fixing my problems. My aunts taught me that laughter is the best medicine and they gave me daily doses…See More
Mar 6, 2014
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On Being Latina.

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 with her or…See More
Mar 5, 2014

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My sHERO

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.

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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…

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¿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…

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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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