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Latino movie 'Chef' on Netflix now!

I had been hearing great things about the movie 'Chef' for awhile but still hadn''t gotten around to seeing it yet. Then the other day while browsing Netflix I noticed it was streaming. I ended up watching it twice in a row! It's an uplifting, family-friendly film that not only features Hispanics [like Sofia Vergara and John Leguizamo] but stars them. The Spanish language and the different Hispanic cultures are present throughout the film but are never portrayed as "exotic". The Hispanic…


Added by mariel on February 24, 2015 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

Keeping Good Company

         When I was in high school I was unsure of what I wanted to do with my life and which college I would attend. All I knew was that I had to start somewhere. I was not very involved in high school or any clubs that they offered but I always made sure to keep my grades up. What I was doing, which was not much was still a lot more than what my peers at the time were doing. For the most part most of my friends at the time were not interested in attending college and they were not used to…


Added by Jackeline on February 23, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

living in The United States!

Hello this is Eunice, hope everyone have a great week. Today I am going to be writing about living in the U.S. I am from a small town in Mexico called Jimenez, Chihuahua. I lived my whole life there, until I finished High School. After that I went to Vancouver, Canada for 9 months and then came to El Paso. When I first got here I was living with my aunt (my dad’s sister) and her two daughters. At the beginning I started taking classes at community college, it was really hard for me because I…


Added by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on February 2, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

Latinitas Workshop: Review

On January 31, 2015, Latinitas hosted a workshop for young women living in the Border City. Las Latinitas had various activities and booths aimed at educating our girls on body image, mental illness, and much more very important topics. I took it upon myself to get educated, alongside these girls. And, here are some of the things I learned. …


Added by Vianey Reyes on February 2, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

In a Nutshell

I'm 22 years old, and I'm rolling with the punches like everybody else.

My name is Pamela Castelan, and I'm an advertising intern with Latinitas. Currently I'm at my fourth year at Texas State Univeristy, an advertising major, German minor and have no idea when I'm getting my degree; y'know it all boils down to whether or not to double major and then there's the whole "they're not offering the classes you need this semester", but I digress.

And honestly? I kind of owe Latinitas…


Added by Pamela Juliana Castelán on February 5, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments


For me joining a soccer team was something exciting because it is fun to be able to play and be part of a soccer team from my church. I like being outdoors and being involved in extracurricular activities like this one because I get to meet new friends. It is important to be active because being active makes us have a healthier life. I have been playing soccer for one year now and I like being responsible and go to practice because it helps me get better at it. Me and my team always try our…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on February 5, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Girls had a great time at Healthy Chica and this is what they learned

What I learned is

There are many things to your body healthy both mentally and physically.

Don’t listen to what others think or say to you.

Don’t think negative about yourself and love who you are.


What I learned today is to eat more vegetables and fruits. Also to be more active so that your body can stay active…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on February 5, 2015 at 4:18pm — No Comments

My Second Name... Miyuki

Hello girls, this is Eunice! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Today I am going to tell you the story behind my second name. My middle name is Miyuki, a Japanese name that means “beautiful fortune”. My mom picked this name because she wanted it to be original and also because of her family. My mom’s grandfather was Japanese, his name was Jose Fujiwara of course the name Jose was not his real name, but that is how we know him. When he got to Mexico he went to my hometown Jimenez,…


Added by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on February 9, 2015 at 10:38am — No Comments


Since I decided to join a ballet class it has been a great experience. I decided to join a ballet class at the University of Texas at El Paso because I want to gain more experience in dancing so that I can be part of the dance team at my church. For me it is a new experience to be in ballet, and I am learning new things and new dance moves. I am very excited for the things I will continue to learn and soon I will be able to be part of the dance team at my church because of the experience I…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on February 10, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Living in my first apartment

In January, I moved into an apartment with two random girls I'd never met before. For the two and a half years I've been attending Texas State University, I lived on campus -- the first year because it was required, the second year and last semester because I was a resident assistant at a residence hall. Living on my own is something new but I kind of always figured I'd be able to do it. I like to think I'm pretty independent; I've had a job since I was sixteen, so why not? Let me just say,…


Added by Gissel Gonzalez on February 18, 2015 at 2:25pm — 1 Comment

Learning to Expect Expectations

In my experience, everything as soon as I've started school has been expectations set by other people. Teachers expect us to do our best and perform well academically, our peers tend to expect us to be sociable and always nice and pleasant, and our families expect us to reach our fullest potential, even when we aren't quite sure what that is yet. 

I think it is partially due to these facts that I've become the person who puts the most pressure on myself to do these things. When I…


Added by Elena Barrera-Waters on February 21, 2015 at 3:19pm — 4 Comments

College Chica

On February 21, Latinitas is hosting an event called College Chica. This is going to be my first event helping with the program. I am very exited to be able to help at this amazing workshop, at this event I am going to be the moderator at the panel section where girls can ask questions to guest speakers. This workshop got my attention a lot, because I think it is very important to start motivating girls to attend to college since it is an important level of education every person need to…


Added by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on February 16, 2015 at 3:52pm — No Comments


Dance is an important part of my life since I was 3 years old I was enrolled to a Classical Ballet class, and it was amazing. I love it, this class help me to be more confident and independent. Since I was so little it helped me a lot in my development. My teacher was very surprised that even though I was so little I always wanted to do everything by my self,  like if the teacher wanted me to put my leg in a certain way and she tried to move me I always stopped her and do it by myself. In my…


Added by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on February 23, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments

Diversity in my Life

I will be in Sam Houston February 20th and the 21st for the DLC Conference. (Diversity Leadership Conference) I will be presenting on two panels this year. The first panel I am on is an undergraduate research panel. My topic for that is Hispanics and Higher education and stereotypes. The second panel I am on is with a with a women's leadership group. Here I will be doing my part in presenting about Women and Social Media. I must say I am slightly nervous and hoping all my mistakes are made in… Continue

Added by Klarissa Perez on February 12, 2015 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

Latina Love on Twitter

If you're not following these accounts yet on Twitter, you really should get to following!


Cosmo for Latinas


Cosmo online for Latinas gives you beauty tips for women of our completions, fashion tips for curvy Latinas, has entertaining articles on…


Added by Klarissa Perez on January 29, 2015 at 9:31am — 1 Comment

How does it feel to graduate from college!!

Hi girls, this is Eunice Sanchez I am an intern in marketing with Latinitas. I have graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) this past December.  My major is on Marketing, I choose this degree because I think is really interesting the way you can communicate different messages depending on who are you talking to. Well, graduating from college feels great, amazing, and fantastic. Its like everything you have worked so hard, finally pays off. Everything all the nights you had…


Added by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on January 26, 2015 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Latinitas Speak Out Against Media

Dear Magazine Editor;

I think you should stop because people may not feel good about themselves. They may think they are not pretty enough to be without makeup or photoshop. They may be sad to see themselves look different from what they naturally look like. We honestly believe that they should stop photoshop because they should be able to be themselves. Honestly if girls are going to be photoshoped I think boys should be too. ~Celeste and Desiree




Added by Latinitas Intern on January 26, 2015 at 11:55am — 1 Comment

Combating the Cycle of Cyberbullying- Kristina Kenney

Many times a child being bullied is like a duck floating along a pond as predators swim below. They struggle to appear calm and unruffled on the surface, but below where no one can see they are paddling like mad, consumed with fear.


Bullying is not as rare an occurrence in the contemporary world as it was 20 or 30 years ago. The growing diversity among schoolchildren today as well as the emergence of new digital social venues are two large examples of why this is true. The…


Added by Latinitas Intern on January 26, 2015 at 11:53am — No Comments

Be YOUnique

   Every girl is made differently! Nobody is perfect, embrace your flaws, they are what makes you beautiful. Every girl has bad days where we don't feel too good about ourselves but the important thing to remember is who we are and to stay true to ourselves. You are beautiful. You are smart. Avoid the negativity and rise above it. A beautiful personality is more attractive than anything you can buy at the store! - Kristin

Don't listen to the bad things other people tell you. You tell…


Added by Latinitas Intern on January 24, 2015 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Guest Blog: Mexican American Studies Program Goes to Court


Guest Blog by Cemelli de Atzlan 

On Monday, January 12, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit Court will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit regarding the elimination of Mexican American Studies in Arizona’s Tuscon Unified School District.  The plaintiffs, including Tuscon teachers and students state that the elimination of Mexican American Studies in public…


Added by Latinitas Intern on January 10, 2015 at 11:09pm — No Comments




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