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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 — No Comments

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

Hispanic Heritage Month Blog-A-Thon

We are having a blog-a-thon to celebrate Hispanic heritage month from October 5th - October 11th. During this week, we will be encouraging our members to submit blogs each day. We have daily questions to inspire your blogs. Content may be submitted to Prizes (gift cards) will be awarded to the top three blogueras/participants. Content from the blog-a-thon may be featured at…

Added by Latinitas on September 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Pope and his visit to the US

The pope just finished his US tour on the city of Philadelphia and during his visit he talked about several topics that population nowadays is concerned about. And one of the trending ones in social networks was the migration issue.

Millions of people a year cross the border to the US to find better opportunities for them and their families.  According to an article from The Wall Street Journal from this past Thursday, it stated: “the pope urged lawmakers to take action to protect the…


Added by Fandi Zapien on September 28, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments


In today's society I think it's very easy to get caught up in their image of what beauty is and what's acceptable versus what isn't. It was never really an issue for me until I got to be around 15-16. That's the age where I really become self conscious about what I wore, how I looked, and what others thought of me. It's difficult being a girl and growing up having others tell you how you should look, especially in high school because there are the beautiful…


Added by Bianca Duran on September 28, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

It's all in how you see yourself!

Sometimes we spend so much time concentrating on how we look on the outside that we forget about how we are in the inside. Being beautiful is being happy with…


Added by itzel barraza on September 27, 2015 at 9:57pm — No Comments

New Generations are Taking Action

We all know that this week Pope Francis visited our country and something that took everyone's eyes was Sophie Cruz, the hispanic little girl that stop Pope Francis caravan so that she could give him a letter. She is the daughter of two undocumented immigrants made the impossible to reach pope's caravan. I think that our new generations are doing what we were supposed to be doing. They are thinking for their own…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on September 24, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What School Of Rock Taught Me


Added by Fandi Zapien on September 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments


I personally think Pope Francis is the coolest guy there is. Without a doubt. He has helped people all over the world fight different issues and find a happy ending of their own!

I think it is incredible how he came to our country recently for a visit.

And even if we sometimes take things for granted, I think that sometimes we…


Added by Polet Espinoza on September 23, 2015 at 11:15pm — No Comments

10 things that make me happy

1. Chocolate ice cream

2. The smell of a Gerberas 

3. Watching Netflix

5. Writing…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on September 23, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

We're All Mexican

Now with what Donald Trump has been saying, Latinos have been raising their voice defending Mexicans. Many have shared their opinion about what has been happening; through the press and social media. But what caught my eye today is a song called “We’re all Mexicans” featuring many Latino celebrities; Talia, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Juan Luis Guerra, and even the pope! The song talks about how all the nations are uniting, we’re all Mexican; instead of being used as an insult, as this man…


Added by Fandi Zapien on September 23, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Change of Friends

Growing up is hard and sometimes not what you thought it would be. 

Something that I've noticed not only for myself but others close to me is that your friends do change. You say that it's never going to happen between you and your friends, that you'll never grow part, but sometimes you do. It may seem like the end of the world at that time but trust me it'll be okay.

I grew up with the same group of friends from second grade through eighth grade. Freshman year of high school,…


Added by Bianca Duran on September 21, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

World Alzheimer's Day

Today is International Alzheimer's Day and I want to talk about this disorder. It is a disorder that causes people to loose their memory, in some cases it takes time and in other cases it can be a short lapse of time. 

What makes me worry is that in the United States our Latino community is the population with a lot of cases of Alzheimer and…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on September 21, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Street Art

Whats the difference between street art and graffiti? For me graffiti is basic tagging has no meaning to it other than to vandalize. Now street art is making an ordinary street wall into a beautiful canvas for artists to let their imagination flow. Street art is art that really makes you think but isn't always on a a street wall. 

A street artist…


Added by Jacqueline Aguilar on September 20, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

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