My mother has and continues to make a huge impact on my life. She is the strongest woman I know, even through the rough patches in life. Our family has gone through so many obstacles, yet my mom continues to move on with life in a positive way. She has always taught my sisters and I to never let anything bring us down because we are our biggest defeat. …Continue
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I think I have talked about my grandmother before in here but I don't think I have ever written anything about only her. I cannot help but think of her whenever anyone asks about who we admire as women or who we look up to. Which is why once more, I just have to pick her.
She is my greatest inspiration in life and more than once I have told myself and others, she is the person…Continue
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For day 3: Latina Spotlight, our Latinitas shared with us what females they admire in their life:
"Yo quiero mucho a mi amiga Alexa porque ella siempre me defiende del bullying."
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Spotlight a Latina who has changed your life and/or history.
My Tia or aunt Dolores. I think she is a good example or a successful Latina in the United States. Although she came to this country without having any perspective on what was going to happen in the future. What she did was that she had to give the best of her to be successful. Although she is not rich or owns anything she maintains a community good and happy.
Yo admiro a mi mamá…
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hi my name is JAYLEY PALACIOS-NAVA and i love alot of things and about my friends and my family and im proud of being LATINA because i can do what other peaple can do and i love FNAF it stands for FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY'S and i love that game i have alot of things about it and more things about why i feel good or perfect as a LATINA i can make people happy if their sad or something i love my BFF'S and i can counton them and my family and they take care of me when i need them.they take good…Continue
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I'm a chica poderosa because I have found myself free and so motivated to do more things on my own. I have learned that moving away from my hometown is not so scary as I thought it also made me discover myself more and what I'm capable of reaching. I miss my family but to be honest, I'm really happy and excited about my decision. Is not that now that I'm on my own I can do whatever I want but I feel that sometimes…Continue
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I am a chica poderosa because I am wonderful.
I am a chica poderosa because I am helpful.
I am a chica poderosa because I am good at soccer, basketball, and volleyball. The advice I would give girls to be chica poderosa's is to help people.
I am a chica poderosa because I care about our environment and I help the older people.
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I am a chica poderosa because I do not let anyone tell me what I should or should not do with my life. Stereotypes are held up against us Latina women and I think it is important to not believe in the stereotypes, such as Latinas being housewives, Latinas being caretakers, or Latinas being submissive women. I want to steer away from the stereotypes brought upon our society about Latina women.
I am not going to let anyone tell me not to pursue a degree in Social Work just…Continue
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"Yo tengo una mascara que ayuda a las personas. Puedo cambiarles el humor. También si alguien molesta a otros, pelo por justicia con palabras"
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My power comes from my determination- my future goals in life, and will to obliterate injustices all around the globe. Usually, my main focus is on animal rights and the urgent need to save endangered species from extinction, but in order to have success in this, I realize that human and environmental rights also need to be taken care of. We cannot expect starving people to have the motivation to change their agricultural methods, for example, and we cannot improve biodiversity unless…Continue
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I am a chica poderosa because...
I’m strong and loud and I “take up space.”
because I won’t apologize for the way I wear my hair or the way I roll my r’s
because I’m unapologetic
because I empower other girls and I know that together were worth much more
because I dispute what I don’t like and I discuss what I enjoy
I am a chica poderosa because I have many other chicas to stand by.
I am a chica podersoa becasue I know my worth and i remind others of theirs,…Continue
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I am a Chica Poderosa because ___________________! Give advice on how others can be chicas poderosas just like you.
I am a Chica Poderosa because I'm smart. I make smart choices. I want to go to college. I feel like if you want to be a Chica Poderosa you have to put effort on what you want to do. I also think you should be perseverant and make smart decisions throughout your life.
I am a Chica Poderosa because I am helpful and I read. You can…
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When I first became an intern for Latinitas I wrote articles for the magazine. Writing has always been something I enjoy doing a lot and I truly believed in the mission of Latinitas, to create an outlet for young Latinas to express themselves with the goal of increasing the representation of Latinas in media.…Continue
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Here's what some of our young Latinitas had to share for the first day of the blog-a-thon to celebrate Women's History Month.
"Yo ayudo a las niñas con sus multiplicaciones. Hasta cuando les dicen cosas, yo las protejo y les ayudo con la tarea."…Continue
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Tell us what you're doing to help future generations of Latinas succeed! Whether you're a first generation college student setting a standard for siblings or volunteering in your community. Show us what you contribute.
I joined Latinitas because I think Latinxs and women in general are not fairly represented in the media. This reason is that there are not that many women and Latinas in the newsroom or as producers. I want to be inside the newsrooms I want to tell stories…Continue
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By Yoselyn Majano
Here are 8 reasons I am proud of being Latina.
1 I can teach someone Spanish.
2 The food is delicious.
3 There are a lot of ice cream stores and open spaces in Latin America
4. Enchiladas come from Central America , South America and Mexico.
5. There are a lot of fun places to hang with your family in Mexico.
6. You can meet new people in Latin Communities in America.
7. There are no…Continue
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I help the future because every year I go to to the beach in California and help clean it up. This is what I love to do and I think it is important for us to help out our environment.
I am helping future generations of Latinitas succeed by being the first generation college student. Both of my parents did not go to college and I am the oldest, so I plan to go to college to be the class of 2025. Also, I would probably be on of the first to graduate…Continue
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