Disclaimer: This wasn’t written to insult anyone, this is just my own insight into a current issue that still lurks in many cultures, being of Mexican heritage, I thought I would focus on my community first.This poem was inspired by a 7th grader who is a Latinita who is an English learner and is possibly new to California. I tutor her along with other kids her age, all Latinos and Latinas. However when she did not fully accept her native…
I am not an object
I am not some toy you can play with
I am not some flower you can display in a vase
I am not an animal you can cage in.
It may be easy for you too look at me as just a piece of meat
However I have more honor than that, I have dignity.
Unless I consent, please move on.
I am not a challenge or a future conquest.
Please don't honk at me or whistle or leer,
that's just rude, and I am not in the…Continue
Added by Angelica Ruby Martinez on March 31, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
“These trends are part of the forces of history that cannot be stopped. No person and no organization can resist them for very long. They are inevitable. Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. Our opponents must understand that it’s not just a union we have built.…Continue
Added by Jasmine Villa on March 31, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Lets face it, being a motivated chica isn't always easy! We all have those days, weeks (or in my case months) where its hard to find inspiration to do anything other than be lazy or sleep. You know you have been there, whether you find yourself staring at a blank screen, a blank page or even a neglected pair running shoes.
Getting motivated isn't an easy task, thats why when I need a pick me up I rely on the power of music. It is truly amazing how listening to one…Continue
Many Latina families these days feel that if the young woman are not married by the age of 18-21 that they should get married. Since I myself was about 15 years old I was always focused on graduating high school and going to college and making a future for myself and some of the girls in my family had already been involved in relationships already setting there future and were not even 18 years old yet. Some never went to college they just took on the old fashioned beliefs of many Mexican…Continue
El Paso Fashion Week kicked off this weekend and Latinitas hosted their annual fashion show, Inspiring Fashionistas. Local Hispanic girls and women of all shapes and sizes were given the chance to strut their stuff down the runway and show off some fun clothing pieces from local boutique shops.…Continue
Added by Jacqueline Anne Martinez on March 27, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments
soo its been a while since the last time o blog but something really weird catch my eye... from the last couple of months i have notice that life is so CRAZY! i mean we can think that every single day we follow the same path but its weird that after a while you notice that is not. we can have good days and bad days. i mean no day is going to be the same as yesterday and definetly life is TOO SHORT for us to live in yesterdays! i think we all should enjoy every single day get every experience…Continue
Added by daniiela on March 27, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments
Hey everybody! How are my Latinitas?
My name is Daysi. I'm 25 and I'm half-Nicaraguense and half-Spanish.
But to tell you the truth, I'm a big time Miami girl. I love this city. It's not
just because of the amazing sunshine, beautiful downtown area or of course
the famous and infamous Miami beach, it's because of the people!
I've often heard complaints about people from Miami. "They are loud",
"sometimes they are rude", or the most common one…Continue
El Pasoans, if you missed out on the Librotraficante event last week you truly missed out on some mind altering prose, as the Librotraficantes say -- they really weren't kidding. From behalf of BorderSenses, I helped coordinate the event. I may not have given monetary donations or have written any mind altering books to donate, but I did what I could and that was assist Sonia with planning the event.
Even if the…
Thinking about law school?
Let me tell you, there are a lot of things that you need to keep in my when choosing this particular career path. Before I decided I wanted to go to law school, I had these ideas of what that would mean and how I would get there. Therefore, in order to understand the complexities of law school, let me take a moment to break down the myths surrounding it.
Myth #1: You have to major in a law-related field as an…Continue
Farm Worker Sock Drive Items Needed: New Socks; New or Used: Jeans, Long sleeve shirts, and caps/hats.
Please help the farm workers maintain good health by helping MECHA provide them with these items.
Drop off: SDC Union West 106, Chicano…Continue
Added by Jasmine Villa on March 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
The Latinitas Spring Break Multimedia Camp was so much fun! I had a blast working with a diverse and unique group of talented ladies, ranging from 10 - 14 years of age. They were shy at first, but afterwards, their energy was slightly intimidating. Whoever claims that teachers are glorified babysitters have obviously NEVER been in the shoes of a teacher. Our main leader, and Spring Break Camp…Continue
Added by Jasmine Villa on March 19, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I had the pleasure of teaching a short Zumba class on the last day of the Latinitas Spring Break Camp. It was a blast seeing all the younger faces laughing and trying to keep up with the routines. I began to reminisce about the first time I ever Zumba-ed. I participated in my first Zumba class…Continue
Added by Alizae Victoria Soriano :D on March 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
I'm not going to think up a super hero idea. I'm going to BE the super hero. I am going to find the superior powered being that lies deep within me. "Why? Why so, Amaza? That is such a ridiculous and outrageous idea." is probably what you are thinking by this point in this blog post. Reason? The reason is because I believe I can make a difference. Heck, I believe all girls can change how the world looks at women. With me wanting to be a pilot and seeing what a male dominant careerit is, kind…Continue
Hey, Spring Break camp ladies! We need YOUR help. You know we've got your back, chicas, but our inbox is mighty lonely.…
Added by Jasmine Villa on March 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
If I were a superhero my name would be SUPER C! I would have the capability to go back in time, go foward in time and pause time. I could fast foward in time and see what my life looked like. If I did not like it I could change it. I think that would be super awesome. If I could pause time I could stop a burglary or someone doing something bad. I could go back in time and change things and make better decisions or get an answer on a test correct. This is the…Continue
Added by Cerese Racquel Williams on March 15, 2012 at 1:18pm — No Comments
People (especially men) think that women cant do the same thing as men,or that we are weak and all we are good for is to shop,cook ,wash clothes and clean the house. But they need to understand that women can do the same thing as man, and sometimes better.There are TONS of women out there who has accomplish great…Continue
I really don't know what my superhero would look like besides that she is a SHE! My super heroine would have the same powers as Wonder Woman but have a little more powers like invisibility and the power to read minds. I would have her look like a normal girl but when she is called for duty she would have an outfit that looked like a black jumper. Yeah I know it is simple but I really don't care honestly.I would like girls out there to know that they can be leaders too and do what ever they…Continue
Added by Haley Carson on March 15, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments