Tomorrow we celebrate perhaps one of the most important days of the year. For most of us our moms are not only the most important and influential people in our lives but also our best friends and confidants.…Continue
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As we close off yet another school year, high school seniors are getting ready to make that big leap into the abyss. Yes, I said that. For months, they have sugar coated college for you and how it will be a great great experience, and don't get me wrong, by all means college is fun. You get to have a say in your life that you haven't before and all of a sudden you feel very, grown. But it seems as if everyone fails to give you the "side effects" of being in…Continue
Added by Andrea Luna on May 9, 2016 at 1:05pm — No Comments
May 2 through May 6 is teacher appreciation week. This is a week to tell all the teachers why they matter, why they make an impact, and why they are like no other! So in the height of this celebration I asked the Interns of Latinitas why they appreciate their teachers.
They see your potential and set…Continue
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Today, we are faced with an every day challenge to conform to what society believes she should look like, act like, and think like. It seems as if our generation has lost touch of what being ourselves is really like. We are immediately stopped by thousands of ads that remind us that seem to aim to drill into our minds that one imperfection is enough to stain our entire being, and that's not the case.
I want to remind, not only women, but also men, that it doesn't matter where you come…Continue
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Para mi mama, my first love... Happy Mother's Day!
Yours was the first shoulder I cried on and the first lap that I sat on.
You taught me to talk, and you taught me to walk.
You have shaped me, and you have made me.
My personality, my behavior and my abilities, I owe them all to you.
You were the one to teach me...
That broken hearts are mendable and nothing is irreversible.
That sadness and happiness are two faces of the same…Continue
Added by Andrea Luna on May 5, 2016 at 10:36am — No Comments
"We have to continue to fight for the families like the family that I saw inside. As I was being processed and I was being questioned; as I was trying to defend my rights and being pushed back on, I saw the faces of two children in one of the holding cells. That's why we have to continue to fight and that's why we're, you know, going to say 'not one more' and dump Trump," said Jacinta Gonzalez, a US citizen who was arrested at one of Trump's rally in Arizona.
This Latina attended…
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Yesterday I walked through my college campus. I saw a row of T-shirts hanging like dead men on a clothesline with words written all over them. As I walked closer, there was the usual "No means No," "Still not asking for it," and a variety of other phrases used to "encourage" victims of sexual harassment to continue being the strong people that they are. However, instead of feeling proud of these well-meaning individuals, I was rather frustrated. Yes, a person shouldn't force themselves…Continue
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Last week we had a political lesson at our after school clubs. Here are some of the letters our Latinitas wrote to our future president.
Dear future president,
Please work on student debt and immigration issues. I am a Latina and would like to see these issues addressed. I know both of these are concerns for the future generations.
Dear Donald Trump,
I am very aware that you are running for president of the United States, and I…
Added by Gabriela Garcia on April 19, 2016 at 10:39am — No Comments
I've always been really into music blogs like Blalock's Indie Playlist, Brooklyn Vegan, Pitchfork, Noisey, etc. I've always wanted to make one but kept running into excuses for myself. So here it is Becky's April Playlist hope you like it!
First artists I wanted to highlight were the Arcs. I didn't hear about them until last week.LAST WEEK! Can you believe that? If you think they're very reminiscent of the Black Keys you are on to something because the lead singer of the Black Keys…Continue
Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 22, 2016 at 10:38am — No Comments
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This Saturday morning, I needed a pick me up and reading something inspirational and powering is always the ticket. Well, I started out with my usual cup of coffee and watched Jane the Virgin to distract me. Like every morning, I check all of my social media and sweeping through Twitter is nothing unusual. I then came across Gina Rodriguez being talked about and I decided to follow the trend and I came across Women's Health magazine and right in the cover was Gina Rodriguez. Something deep…Continue
Added by Emily on April 16, 2016 at 7:28pm — No Comments
Attention poets! Help us celebrate National Poetry Month & submit your poetry to be published in Latinitas. Submit your poetry as a blog on mylatinitas.com or submit it online here:Continue
Added by Latinitas Intern on April 13, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Growing up, we learn to develop fears, things that hold us back from enjoying life as much as we can. However, what if I told you that fears don't hold you back but rather empower you?
Many of us are scared of typical everyday occurrences and we've been scared since we were in diapers of these things,
fear of spiders
fear of heights
fear of the darkness
fear of clowns
fear of public speaking, etc.
But what about real fears? The kind…Continue
Added by Andrea Luna on April 1, 2016 at 10:29am — No Comments
Yesterday was the 21st anniversary of Selena Quintanilla's death. As it has been tradition for many years now, many dedicated this day to remember and honor her and her successful career, grand influence and the legacy she left behind as a Mexican American woman who never gave up…Continue
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It feels like it was so quick and yet it took forever. Two degree changes and 4 years later and here I am 8 months away from graduating with my Bachelors in Marketing. I am the first in my family to go this far in my education and I am very happy about it. My little sister (she hates it when I call her that but I'll do it anyway) just started college I am proud of her value of higher education.
I am excited about the opportunities that may come up moving forward, but also in the back…Continue
Added by Rebecca Portillo on April 8, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments