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Spotlight on a Latina feminist: Sandra Cisneros

If you checked any kind of social media today, I’m sure you saw or at least read the title of the most popular topic today: Emma’s Watson UN speech about gender equality.

And if you didn’t well I’m going to write for you my favorite part(s):

“Men, I would like to take this opportunity to extend you a formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too… I've seen young men suffering from mental illness, unable to ask for help, for fear it would make them less of a…


Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 22, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

#HispanicHeritageMonth is underway and Latinitas is excited to announce our own mini-events taking place via and social media. Our awesome interns, Rebecca and Selina, will be creating a #HHM campaign for October. Current and former Latinitas interns, writers, bloggers, and volunteers are encouraged to participate! Content may be featured in Latinitas Magazine, and, to sweeten the deal, the top three bloggers will receive either an Amazon or Starbucks gift…


Added by Jasmine Villa on September 18, 2014 at 11:59pm — No Comments

Call for Writers!

Added by Jasmine Villa on September 15, 2014 at 7:55pm — No Comments

The struggle of second chances

First of I want to say how excited I am to be a part of the Latinitas community. I'm looking forward to blogging and reading all these amazing latina's blogs.I joined this community because I have struggled with so many things in my short life that Im hoping someone out there who is going through the same thing I had gone through is able to read my blogs and is able to know that it does get better.But Anyways,  Growing up in a place where violence and drugs take over the city and then coming…


Added by Alejandra Tapia on September 9, 2014 at 9:43pm — No Comments

My 5 top hispanic romantic comedy recomendations

I started out this blog writing my 5 top romantic comedies, but after seeing that most of them were American movies I though, that since I'm writing on Latinitas I should write about my top 5 Hispanic movies, I don't know why but we tend to forget about those, so here it goes.

El cielo en tu mirada: This is the story of second chances, Pepe (Mane De La Parra) a young musician who is about to participate…


Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 9, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments

You Give a Little, You Get a Little

Each of us are guilty of forgetting to be thankful and forgetting to devote time to those around us, other than ourselves. We do not remember how much others do for us, such as our parents, teachers, friends, and others. It is time for us to do the same for them! Even a simple “thank you” helps.


However, we are much more capable of doing more than that. A great way to help those around us is by helping our society through volunteering. Many people hardly like to…


Added by Megan Garcia on September 8, 2014 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

Voces Austin Hosting Writing Contest - Deadline approaching - cool prizes!

Writing contest open to girls and boys ages 7-14 years old.

It is free and it can be written in

English/Spanish or Bilingual. We are not grading grammar, only

literary creativity and technique.


The objective of El Niño y el Cuento 2014 is to enhance cultural

development, literary creativity, and the interest for writing in

prose in children.

any questions email Larissa Davila …


Added by Laura Donnelly on September 8, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

Save More Money On Last Minute Back-To-School Shopping

The first day at school after vacation is somewhat an exciting experience for most of the students. Moreover, there is also a lot to do on parents behalf as soon as the first day is on the cards. An increasing trend in Back to School and Back to College shopping is witnessed at the last days of vacations. With just days to go, most of the shoppers choose to buy online which can help them a lot in finding the best type of apparel, supplies and much more. Online shoppers can be benefited in…


Added by Liza Ray on August 28, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Civil Rights in the 21st Century?

It has been decades since we last experienced a Civil Rights Movement in the United States.  The U.S. is known to be the land of the free, of equality, land of opportunities, and a country with cultural diversity.  If that is so, how is it that the nation has not been able to free itself of prejudice, racism/discrimination, racial profiling, and stereotypes? 

Sadly, minorities continue to be looked down at by the White Supremacy.  The Latino and African American populations continue…


Added by Claudia B. Mendoza on August 28, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

New Nail Polish as Defense Against Sexual Assault

Recently news has come out that a new nail polish is being developed, known as Undercover Nails , that will help girls in defense against sexual assault. The nail polish is designed to change color when coming into contact with common date rape drugs, so that if a woman dips her finger in her drink, she'll know whether her drink has been spiked or not.

The idea came from four young men studying Chemistry at North Carolina State University, stating, "Our goal is to…


Added by Victoria Navarro on August 27, 2014 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Thoughts on being First Generation College Student

I can’t say I had a difficult childhood everything was so easy for me, I went to a great private school in my hometown, I took as many extracurricular classes as I wanted and I didn't start working until recently.

But my parents had it so different; my dad had to start working when he was 5 years old to support his mother and 4 sisters, he did this by selling copies of a comic book, selling candy on the streets and cleaning shoes, later by the age of 15 he started working in a boot…


Added by Kenia Guerrero on August 26, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Alone time can be the BEST time

Ever get so caught up in life where you forget to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride? It hit me yesterday that I hardly ever take the time to enjoy life.


I was on my way to go to lunch, alone, which was completely different, but fine with me. As long as I had my cell phone to look at my social media, that was all that I needed to entertain me. I decided to sit outside because it was such a beautiful day, and, I never get the chance to sit outside anymore—I am always cooped…


Added by Megan Garcia on August 26, 2014 at 10:31am — No Comments

Casting Call - Latina Looking Youth Actresses - English and Spanish post here

Casting a Feature Film with an A List Cast


Looking for


HISPANIC FEMALES & MALES – 14-70 years old from Bolivia or with bolivian native features - Peru, Ecuador, Colombia. Must look bolivian.


HISPANIC GIRLS – 4-9 years old from Bolivia or with bolivian native features – Peru, Ecuador, Colombia. Must look bolivian.


Rate - $859 per day. Also, if talent is traveling to New Orleans and…


Added by Laura Donnelly on August 25, 2014 at 8:03am — No Comments

"Back-to-School Beatitudes: 10 Academic Survival Tips"

As many of us are now beginning a new school year, I thought I would share this really great article with academic survival tips. I absolutely loved the advice!

Here was my most favorite tip: 

"Be confident in your abilities. If you feel like a fraud, you very likely are suffering from impostor syndrome, a chronic feeling of intellectual or personal inadequacy born of grandiose expectations about what it…


Added by Victoria Navarro on August 24, 2014 at 10:30pm — 3 Comments

Telling me to smile is like telling you to close your mouth...while talking

Please don’t tell me to smile.

Please, don’t tell me to smile.

Just don’t tell me to smile.

I say, “Tell me” on the basis that most men don’t ask. They disrespectfully tell me to do so as though they control what is going on in my head.

That is beside the point though.

Perhaps, I am alone in this city and am too busy listening to the running commentary in my head to give you a wholehearted smile.

Maybe I am lonely and don’t see your face as…


Added by April C. Davila on August 23, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Letter to my 8 yr. self

I see you. I see that you are hurting.

I’m sorry I didn’t better equip you with a stronger voice to tell others that you hurt.

You were taken advantage, but I am here to tell you, “it wasn’t your fault.”

You know this even as a young girl. You know this even though you are a prepubescent girl. You feel like you take too much space, the fact that you ate too much, felt confused over those nights and the possibility that things just never go as they plan i.e. guys,…


Added by April C. Davila on August 21, 2014 at 2:37pm — No Comments

Chevrolet Surprises Child from United States, Ten Others to Kick Off Manchester United’s Season

Here's a cute story to brighten your…


Added by Jasmine Villa on August 19, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

The Misconceptions of Depression

I’ve had depression for periods of time my entire life. That’s not to say that I’ve never had long moments of happiness, I have, but it’s always been fifty-fifty. There are different things that have triggered it, but the dominant reason was not being happy and satisfied with my state of life. I’ve never taken medication for it and I don't want to for the time being.…


Added by Juanita Rivera on August 19, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Back to School

It's that time of year again. You can see it in the aisles of Target, Walmart, and your local grocery stores that have the supplies ready for buying. Time to come back to school. For many of you all and my past self included, coming back to middle or high school is kind of a drag. But for college, the reality could not be more different. Not everyone might be as tentative to embrace the back to school energy as I was in my grade school years, so if you are excited, stay excited and this will…


Added by Sofia Villarreal on August 17, 2014 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

Celebrate My Drive Campaign

State Farm® and Celebrate My Drive® offer teens a chance to win a private concert for their high school!


Bloomington, Ill.,…


Added by Latinitas Editor on August 8, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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