Books are quite literally my kryptonite. There is nothing I love more than walking down the aisle in a library or bookstore and seeing the hundreds of stories at my fingertips. But as I started growing older and viewing my world in a more critical way, I was able to apply that same perspective to the books I would read. In a society where women are still treated as second-class citizens, no matter how subtly, I was suddenly searching for contradictions…
I’ve never been so immersed in my culture until this semester. On top of being an intern here at Latinitas, I am currently taking a ‘Chicano Educational Struggles’ course and a ‘Minorities in the Media’ course. I’ve learned so much about my roots in this semester than any other semester of school in my life.
How crazy is that? I’m twenty years old and have lived my entire life in South San Antonio, where my community is entirely Hispanic. Approximately over 90% of my friends…Continue
Throughout my life I have been at a constant limbo between my roots (Mexican) and my birthplace (American). Struggling to identify myself was never fun and even more so now that I am attending a university. I grew up speaking Spanglish and when I do so at school I am looked at funny because of it. People either enjoy it or get annoyed by it. Now that I am a 20 year old I now understand what it is to be a latina. I have the best of both worlds: the modern American world mixed with the…Continue
Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 28, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments
Being a Latina means being resilient. It means working hard and not letting bumps in the road, no matter how big or small, stop us from reaching our goals. It means putting our utmost effort to everything we do because people are expecting us to fail and we're going to prove them wrong. It means working twice as hard to make ourselves, our parents, and our families proud. It means ignoring stereotypes that claim we are lazy and being the hard workers that generations of Latinos have proven…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on September 27, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments
My first language was Spanish. Neither of my parents spoke English and basically no one in my life spoke English, so I grew up around Spanish and Spanish only. I didn't start learning English until I was in headstart, a school aimed at children of lower incomes so we won't be behind when 'actual' school starts, and then continued learning when I was enrolled in pre-kinder. By the time I was in kindergarten, I was fluent in both English and Spanish, but I stayed in bilingual classes until…Continue
Do me a favor. Take a second and think about the complexity of language. There are so many languages in this world that I think we sometimes forget that not everyone speaks English. Growing up, I thought English was the one and only language. My grandparents spoke this very strange sounding language to me, which I later learned was called Spanish. English is my first language. I grew up with Spanish speaking parents and grandparents, yet I don’t consider myself a fluent Spanish speaker. I…Continue
I feel like this is a cliche answer, but when I was younger, I was influenced by Selena.
I remember being a little girl and begging and pleading for the Selena cassette so I could play it on my Walkman. It was black and it was my favorite thing in the world. I think before my Selena cassette, the only other cassette I had was one on which I had recorded songs from the radio. Once I got the Selena cassette, I played it over and over and over. Unlike the me of today who needs hundreds…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on September 25, 2014 at 10:38pm — No Comments
I started this blog by looking on Google "Important Latina Women" and I was surprised that the first websites that pop in my screen were this websites talking about the curves of Jennifer Lopez, Shakira's pregnancy and Sofia Vergara's new boyfriend, and as much as I like the work of these 3 women I have to say this wasn't what I was looking for AT ALL.
And I'm a bit disappointed that the Latina image is immediately associated with this hyper sexual or poor background…
Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I think everyone by the age of 20 have had to overcome certain obstacle, for my best friend was the death of her older brother, for other friend was having to move because of financial difficulties and for me was the kidnapping of my brother.
I am from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
I'm pretty sure that if you've seen the news you've heard the name of my city and if you have, it had the word murder or…Continue
Added by Kenia Guerrero on September 25, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments
A perfect gift is the one that wins the heart of your sweetheart. There can be many options for buying a gift for your honey however flowers and teddy bears are the most fancied gifts of all and are loved by women of all age. Every girl would love to have a teddy bear as a gift from her sweetheart. The reason is that teddy bears symbolize warmth, comfort and care and is a loving creature that can be perfect companion on her happy days. This is the reason that it is always advised to buy her…Continue
Added by Anna Rachel on September 24, 2014 at 2:29am — No Comments
Added by Victoria Navarro on September 23, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
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
#HispanicHeritageMonth is underway and Latinitas is excited to announce our own mini-events taking place via MyLatinitas.com 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…Continue
Added by Jasmine Villa on September 18, 2014 at 11:59pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alejandra Tapia on September 9, 2014 at 9:43pm — No Comments
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
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…Continue
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