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Latina Stereotypes and Being proud of us

Latina culture has a great variety, we have all kinds of colors and diversity that many cultures don't have…


Added by Fandi Zapien on October 8, 2015 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Latina Stereotypes in Mainstream Culture

The Latino culture is a very diverse culture that consist of many types of Latinos. Unfortunately that is not reflective in mainstream media in  the U.S  and in several countries in Latin America . Many Latinas that are cast in shows and films are always the same in skin color, body shape, and accent. Many Latinas portrayed in the media we consume, are light skin women with the stereotypical body shape of a tiny waist with "curves in all the right places", often with a gifted chest and an…


Added by Bianca Castrejon on October 8, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

Stereotypes? More like silliness.

"Latinos are dirty"

"Latinos are the gardeners/janitors"

"Latinas have to be dressed provocatively"

"Teen Latinas are the ones getting pregnant"

"Latinos are immigrants"…


Added by Polet Espinoza on October 8, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments

How rap & media boosted my confidence

Ah media. Many look at media as the root of evil for making females, and males, have low self esteem. I am not one of these people. 

I remember in 5th grade my class had fitness exams. Nurses made all us little girls and boys stand in line for them to weigh us, saying the number out loud. All the girls were nervous to weigh more than 100 pounds. I stepped onto the scale, nervously preparing for a number in the hundreds. 99. I released a sigh of relief, pleased I didn't weigh…


Added by Alejandra Aguilera on October 7, 2015 at 8:22pm — 1 Comment


 In elementary and middle school I was very shy I wouldn't like reading out loud because I had an accent and everyone looked at me and I was scared of being put in the center of attention. I gained my confidence from my family and friends we have always encourage each other to face any situation. Gaining confidence takes time and needs some courage. Being Latina is something we should be confident about…

Added by Karina Flores on October 7, 2015 at 5:06pm — No Comments

Where I get my confidence from

In a culture known for being full of machismo I am so proud to say that my confidence comes from the women in my family, because they are the definition of STRONG.

It all started with abuela Challito, my grandmother's mother who raised two girls and raised them well. She…


Added by itzel barraza on October 7, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

My confidence comes from:

It comes from my mom, my aunts and my grandma. Those two woman are amazing and have taught me what hard work means. Since Mexico is a country where machos are all over the place, they have taught me to never depend on a man. I'm not saying that they are strong feminists. What I'm saying is that they never waited for a man to help them. My grandma raised by her self nine children, my aunts,…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on October 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Embrace it: Be Confident

Little kids.



Young adults.



I  look at them and I…


Added by Polet Espinoza on October 7, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments

Where do I get my confidence from?

Today’s blog is going to be about confidence, something that I think most of us struggle. Confidence doesn’t come easy; it’s a lot of hard work and patience. …


Added by Fandi Zapien on October 7, 2015 at 8:05am — No Comments

TBT: My Culture and Identity

I was born and grew up in a place where two different cultures meet. La frontera, that zone where the United States and Mexico come face to face with each other is where I've spend all of my life and where I've been privileged enough to be part of these two distinct cultures that here at the border turn into a unique one. With both Mexican and American traditions and with both the English and Spanish language, this…


Added by itzel barraza on October 6, 2015 at 10:09pm — No Comments

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

Domestic abuse survivor and author, Deanne Foster, has a message for those that have been through an abusive relationship or know someone that is going through this hard situations. In her book, Scared Girls Talk, …


Added by Ariadne Venegas on October 6, 2015 at 8:42pm — No Comments

TBT: I'm proud about my culture...

Being from parents that are from Mexico, as the same of my brothers and the rest of my family; made me love my culture. Being from Mexico means that I have a very colorful and unique traditions. I'm proud of speaking Spanish, to celebrate my traditions and enjoy every tradicional dish. 

I think that Mexico has beautiful places to visit. I think that our language is more extent, each state has its own traditional…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on October 6, 2015 at 8:24pm — No Comments

How my culture has made me proud

Today's second day of the blog-a-thon week and I'm gonna tell you a little bit of my country and why I'm proud of it. Mexico is a big part of my life, my first language is Spanish and I grew up surrounded by Mexican culture, which is great to be honest…


Added by Fandi Zapien on October 6, 2015 at 8:03am — No Comments

TBT: I'm glad I learned.

Living next to the border has impacted my life in many ways.

My dad, born in Juarez and my mom born in El Paso. The best of both worlds.

My siblings and I were born in El Paso, Spanish was our first language. We attended a private school in Juarez when we were younger, English wasn't a required language. When we grew up we moved…


Added by Polet Espinoza on October 6, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Lila Downs

Lila Downs is an example of not only a strong female but a strong Latina and ally for the Latin community. Born in Tlaxiaco Oaxaca but also raised in Minnesota to a Mixtec woman and a Scottish-American professor on September 9,1968, Lila Downs has become one of the most influential women in…


Added by itzel barraza on October 5, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Spotlight: Carolina Herrera

As we all know, Carolina Herrera is a famous Fashion Designer known for her elegance and sense of style.

But how did she get this famous? What did she do to get there?

Born on 1939, in Venezuela, into a wealthy family, she is one out of four daughters. From a very young age she began sewing her dolls outfits, but after a while…


Added by Polet Espinoza on October 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Latina we should admire: Ellen Ochoa


I’m going to start this blog-a-thon week by talking about this amazing woman who set an example not only to Latina women, but also for women in general.

Born and raised in California, Ellen Ochoa received her Master of Science and doctorate degrees at Stanford University. And in 1991 she became the first Hispanic astronaut in the world.


Why can she be a great example? Because there were other times, women were not that encouraged to go…


Added by Fandi Zapien on October 5, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments

Business Chica Conference

Last month we had our Business Chica Conference and let me tell you it was GREAT!!!

The event took place at Southwest University 
in El Paso, September 26. We had lots of guest speakers that talk to our girls of running their own business and gave them…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on October 2, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Proud to be a Latina

   We live in a country that the ideal model look usually is a Heidi Klum look alike. Most of us look nothing like that and there is nothing wrong with that. We come in many shapes and sizes and I think thats incredibly beautiful. As Latinas most of us are full figured and curvy and   for some of us it hard to accept that when we're bombarded everywhere on social media with girls that look nothing like us. I know I had a hard time accepting…


Added by Jacqueline Aguilar on September 30, 2015 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Proud to be Latina

In light of Hispanic Heritage Month, I would like to share my experience of being a proud Latina.

But before this there was a time in my life where I was confused and hurt, to the point of being embarrassed, of being Latina. I felt this all the way up to high school. I didn't get the racist remarks that were being thrown around, especially hurtful comments coming from other Latinos.

I don't think anybody wants to be targeted just because of hate full sterotypes. So growing… Continue

Added by Sarai Melchor on September 30, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments

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