What I liked about TODAY was lunch. Besides that it was when we did the "Make your Character" Art Project. I made mine about Food, cause that's how I roll... 0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o
What I want to do tomorrow is have FUN! [And learn... teehee]
I want to learn more about acting and acting good. My mom is really dramatic and still dreams about being an actress. So I support and help her by learning about acting and then telling or showing her! ;)
Added by Ingrid Ariel Garcia-Martinez on March 10, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Looking up into my abuela’s eyes, I saw her passion for cooking and serving her family, and keeping their house nice and tidy. She loves staying at home and performing her duties as a housewife. But, my abuela is apart of the last generation of Hispanic women who are having this role. Hispanic women today are businesswomen, lawyers, doctors, spokeswomen, and so much more. We are evolving to be the biggest and powerful women out there, Latinitas!
I used to think when I…Continue
Added by Megan Garcia on March 8, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments
Through my childhood, I was surrounded by strong Latina icons and artists and I somewhat took that for granted. As I grew up, I realized that Latinas barely had a voice outside of this little bubble I lived in. I wouldn't understand why my mom would get so excited when shows like The Garcia Family aired on Nick or Gotta Kick it Up! on Disney. It wasn't until later that I realized how media severely lacked Latina voices.
And for a while, I didn't embrace my culture as a…Continue
Added by Claudia Delfina on March 8, 2014 at 1:05pm — No Comments
My view on Latina women has changed SO much!!! When I was young, there wasn't that many Latinas around me….I do live in Wisconsin, so I didn't have much to create an image around. But I did have family around me, and the women were strong. So now, older, I see Latina women as warriors. It sounds cheesy, but I am being honest. I see the strength, independence and love Latina women carry with them everywhere they go. And it was the most amazing thing when I discovered the young…Continue
As I was growing up, both my parents were still attending college. My mom was the only one in her immediate family to attend college and pursue a higher education. She was working part-time, attending college, and also caring for me—with the help of my dad, of course. Sometimes, she would even take me to her classes with her. Even though it wasn’t much of an inspiration back then to me, it is now. I realize how much work she exerted into reaching her goals, and this inspires me now to…Continue
Added by Nina Bonita Santillan on March 8, 2014 at 10:05pm — No Comments
I think, overall, I've always had the same mindset about Latinas. I knew that although we are ridiculously passionate about everything, we're not the stereotypes portrayed in the media. Unlike the stereotypes that paint us as sensual beings who are only good for one thing, Latinas are incredibly strong, intelligent, and multi-talented women. This idea has only grown in my mind over time. The older I get, the more I see just how strong and amazing Latinas really are. It makes me proud to have…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on March 8, 2014 at 10:39pm — No Comments
Added by Erica Laque on March 9, 2014 at 4:44pm — No Comments
#TBT Growing up, how did the women in your family influence you (academically, professionally, socially, etc.)? What did they pass on?
I got my first job during my second year of college. Scared, I really didn't know what I was getting into working at a call center. No one in my family had previous call center…Continue
Added by Ingrid Vasquez on March 6, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
When I was 13 years old, I didn't know how to put on makeup yet and my biggest concern in life was that there must be something wrong with me because all my friends had a boyfriend but I didn't. I had to start thinking about where I'd go to high school and even college. I was really insecure at the time and constantly put myself down. I always felt like was never good enough for some reason.
I wish that someone had told me not to give into too many of your emotions. So often I…Continue
Added by Claudia Delfina on March 7, 2014 at 9:08am — No Comments
A vast majority of my life is influenced by my mother's side of the family. Most of my dad's family lives in a different city than the one in which I live, so I hardly see them. Instead, I spent most of my time with my mom's many sisters. Each of her six sisters taught me something about myself that has shaped me into who I am today. I learned to think outside the box and find creative ways of fixing my problems. My aunts taught me that laughter is the best medicine and they gave me daily…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on March 6, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments
March 7th (Friday) Myth vs Reality: What advice do you wish someone would have told you when you were 13 years old?
I’m only fourteen, so it hasn't been that long at all since I was thirteen. It’s funny, though, how so much can happen in less than one year, because if I had a time machine I would definitely have something to tell my thirteen-year-old self. It was something that I struggled a lot with during middle school: it was the question of whether or not it was…Continue
Being a Latina has influenced basically my entire being. I am who I am because I strongly identify with my culture.
The Mexican culture has given me an outlook on life that I wish everyone shared. Mexican ideals point toward a humble view of life and stress the importance of hard work. That is exactly in what I strongly believe. I think everyone should be humble and modest. Don't get me wrong, I applaud confidence and I know and believe that everyone should be confident and secure…Continue
Added by Cynthia Amaya on March 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Latinitas, we all know being a teenage girl can sure be a challenge! No one understands it except us girls!
Something I would like to share with you, Latinitas, is to not stress out over things that are out of your control!
What I mean by this is things happen in life all the time. A lot of times, it’s just bound to happen. When you feel that there is something you have no way of fixing or helping, after you have tried your hardest and have done…Continue
Added by Megan Garcia on March 5, 2014 at 9:39pm — No Comments
Being a latina, it is inevitable to consider the two factors that the world views other females with the same circumstances as me: female and of a heritage that is often looked down upon. For those females who are not of latino heritage, they possess a determination that desires to be above the stereotypical beliefs that still remain in the minds of many. That is, that females do not have the ability nor the right to be seen as equal to men in the careers they choose or in other social…Continue
Added by Nina Bonita Santillan on March 5, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments
Through my childhood, my parents surrounded me with cultural poems about being a proud Mexicana or art pieces influenced by Mexican folklore and I am so thankful that I got to experience all of that. Living in San Antonio makes it easy to experience Mexican culture through the abundance of Mexican restaurants, Latino art galleries, etc. which really helped me embrace being a Latina. During adolescence, I sometimes wished I could be lighter or look more European because most of the people I…Continue
Added by Claudia Delfina on March 5, 2014 at 10:46pm — No Comments
Growing up, I was influenced by lots of women in my life. First and foremost was my mother and grandma. My mom taught me to pursue my dreams and express myself creatively. My grandma taught me to be compassionate. These women have had such a large impact on me and I can't thank them enough. Aside from family, my mom had several Latina artist friends who would visit my house often and I would admire their work. These artists inspired me to keep at what I loved when I was a child which was…Continue
Added by Claudia Delfina on March 6, 2014 at 4:25pm — No Comments
March 6th (Thursday) Growing up, how did the women in your family influence you (academically, professionally, socially, etc.)? What did they pass on?
For this blog-a-thon topic I'll talk about my mom, the woman whom (or is it “who”?) I love the most in my life! She’s such an amazing woman; I’ve never seen anyone work harder than her. She’s the founder and director of a Spanish immersion preschool, and when I watch her work there I…Continue
Added by Vanessa Aguirre on March 6, 2014 at 8:27pm — No Comments
March 5, Wednesday: How has being a Latina influenced your identity and outlook on life?…Continue
Being a Latina is the greatest aspect of my life. It has put me in the most wonderful places and allowed me to connect with all kinds of people.
Coming from Latin roots has really shaped my identity as a strong, independent woman. My grandparents and parents took risks and worked hard to always provide me with everything I needed, and in return this has taught me to be a grateful and hardworking individual. When I think of how I identify myself, I always think back to my…Continue
Added by Ashley Kristina Lopez on March 5, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments
The "F" Word: Tell us a personal experience about how feminism/being a feminist influenced (or continues to influence) your life.
Imagine this: you're casually talking to your professor, in his office, about a paper that you are having trouble with. In the middle of the conversation, he asks you what you intend to do with your degree (maybe it just so happens to be English Literature) and when you say that you'd like to eventually…Continue
Added by Erica Laque on March 4, 2014 at 3:47pm — No Comments