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
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…Continue
Added by Bianca Castrejon on October 8, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
"Latinos are dirty"
"Latinos are the gardeners/janitors"
"Latinas have to be dressed provocatively"
"Teen Latinas are the ones getting pregnant"
"Latinos are immigrants"…Continue
Added by Polet Espinoza on October 8, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Karina Flores on October 7, 2015 at 5:06pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by itzel barraza on October 7, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Ariadne Venegas on October 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
I look at them and I…Continue
Added by Polet Espinoza on October 7, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by itzel barraza on October 6, 2015 at 10:09pm — No Comments
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, …Continue
Added by Ariadne Venegas on October 6, 2015 at 8:42pm — No Comments
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
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
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…Continue
Added by Polet Espinoza on October 6, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by itzel barraza on October 5, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Polet Espinoza on October 5, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Fandi Zapien on October 5, 2015 at 8:37am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Sarai Melchor on September 30, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments