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October 2016 Blog Posts (15)

2. #TBT: Growing up, how did your culture/language influence your identity (Latina, Chicana, Hispanic, etc.)?

I was born in the United States, but my parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents were born in different parts of Mexico. My dad and grandma only speak Spanish, which made it very difficult for me to communicate with them because I was accustomed to the English language. As I got older, I took Spanish classes and was becoming fluent in the language. I was very afraid to speak Spanish because we live in El Paso where the majority of people speak Spanish and judge you for not…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on October 25, 2016 at 10:49am — No Comments

My First Blog Post

Hi Everyone!

My name is Lucero Limas and I just joined the Latinitas family about a month ago. I have been apart of a workshop and have an after-school club. In this short time that I've had with the organization, I have become more humbled. Before I get into my month experience, I would like to just share a little about myself.

I'm a dual major student in Biology and Psychology at The University of Texas at El Paso, and I aspire to be an Army Trauma Doctor. I'm…

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Added by Lucero Limas on October 24, 2016 at 9:11pm — No Comments

#7-Traditions

As a child, nothing fascinated me more as seeing these individuals…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 21, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

#6- My biggest cultural struggle?

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Added by itzel barraza on October 21, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

#1- Spotlight Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez emerged as a rising star mostly due to her infamous role as Jane Villanueva in the CW comedy series Jane the Virgin. Earning her  first Golden Globe win for Best Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015. Her inspiring acceptance speech won the hearts of many watching that…

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Added by Briana on October 20, 2016 at 3:41pm — No Comments

#5- Future Hopes?

In…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 19, 2016 at 3:48pm — No Comments

#4 - Break that Stereotype!

That Mexicans are lazy!…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 18, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

#1 Spotlight: Eva Longoria

Spotlight: Eva Longoria 

Eva Longoria is a leading Latina feminist in my eyes. Eva was born on March 15, 1975 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the youngest of four sisters who earned a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, while appearing in college plays. In March 1998, Longoria won the Miss Corpus Christi beauty pageant, which gave her the…

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Added by Stephanie Puente on October 18, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments

#3- I get my confidence from these 3 amazing women!

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Added by itzel barraza on October 17, 2016 at 2:41pm — No Comments

#2- Bienvenido a Mexico -how my culture has shaped my identity

I believe I have the great privilege of living in a border city where all I literally have to do to go to another country is walk over a bridge. A concept that many around the world don't understand, people in my community often see coming and going between two countries on a daily basis as…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 14, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How did your culture or language influence your identity?

Being a part of both the Hispanic and American culture has both opened many opportunities for me, but has also made my identity quite confusing. Some days I feel like I belong more to my Hispanic culture while other days I feel like I belong closer to my American culture. This has hindered my identity because at times I do not know where I belong best. I feel odd for being a dark skinned woman jamming out to country music because society expects me to like things that are most closely tied…

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Added by Rachel Ruacho on October 14, 2016 at 12:11pm — No Comments

how did your culture/language influence your identity

There are many ways a person culture can change or influence there identity. Many of which help them be the person that they are now. For example for me my culture has made me more independent. As a Mexican-American i have two different cultures that influence the way i think and the way i let them guide me. Having both type of cultures helps be able to identify with who you are. For me it showed me how to be more independent and have that strong character that is needed sometimes in our…

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Added by Latinitas Intern on October 14, 2016 at 11:56am — No Comments

#1- Spotlight: Elena Poniatowska

Quiero platicarte sobre Elena Poniatowska.

Although born in France in 1932, when Elena turned 10, her and her family moved to Mexico and finally became a Mexican citizen in 1969. She studied both in Mexico and in…

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Added by itzel barraza on October 14, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016: Prompt 2: Growing up Latina

  I've always felt a little out of tune with my ethnic cultural background. For the most part, I was raised purely American, but there were little hints of Mexican culture. Just not to the extent of many of my classmates.

  What I mean is, I always go to school and wonder what people are saying. I probably know more French or Chinese than I do Spanish (I'm not fluent in those languages either though.). Yet, there are some Spanish words I've picked up on through the years. For example,…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on October 11, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month 2016: Prompt 1: Latina Feminist

  Whenever I think about feminism in the Latin culture, I imagine Sandra Cisneros. Sandra Cisneros is a contemporary, Mexican-American author of novels and short-stories. Most of her stories feature insight into Latin culture. For example, she will incorporate Spanish words into English text, in a way that people who aren't familiar with Spanish can infer what the Spanish words mean.

  The theme of Cisneros's writings is often how it feels to live everyday life as a Latina. In books…

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Added by Taylor Figueroa on October 10, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

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