Como muchas otras mexicanas, yo crecí en una familia tradicional que le encanta comer platillos con carne: tacos, flautas, chalupas, cocido, enchiladas, mole, menudo, todo eso y más. Cuando era niña nunca cuestioné lo que comíamos o pensé que podría comer otra cosa !me encantaba la comida mexicana! Pero la muerte de mi abuelita materna me hizo revaluar y querer cambiar mi dieta. Había perdido mi querida abue a los 20 años a causa de un infarto y…Continue
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Do you have a desire to express yourself on cultural issues that affect your life? Tell us! Latinitas is having a blog-a-thon contest where girls get to pick a topic of their interest and enter for a chance to win some prizes! Below are the rules and details. Buena suerte!…Continue
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My mother's take on American life is…Continue
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I hope you are all ready for a blog-a-thon contest!!! The contest opens up tomorrow and will close April 12. Those of you who enter the contest have a chance to win a prize for the best blog. We have three topics for you to choose from which are:
1. What has been a specific event you've experienced as a Latina that has helped you become who you are today or grow as a…Continue
The upcoming blog-a-thon contest taking place March 31- April 12, 2013 is for girls and teens ages 9-18. There are 3 topics to choose from which include:
Fashion trends are fluid. They change every season as soon as the fashion industry decides what's in and out.
While I'm not a fashionista, I do enjoy a stylish look every now and then. There are some very cute patterns and styles out there, but there are also offensive trends. First let me begin with defining cultural appropriation, according to this article…Continue
I just finished watching the first episode of MTVs new reality series, “Washington Heights.” The show follows the lives of young adult Dominicans living in the New York neighborhood of Washington Heights, and embarking on their dream career paths. They are JP, Reyna, Frankie, Ludwin, Jimmy, Eliza, Taylor, and Rico. They are musicians, poets, and athletes in addition to being close-knit friends, and per the Dominican standard, they are bursting with “love for everyone.” …
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My name is Heather. I live in the sweet city of El Paso and am a proud member of Latinitas. I am currently seventeen (freshly seventeen if I may add) and while I may add Hispanic to the group of my ethnicity, I am also Korean. It is pretty…
Though we tremble before uncertain futures
may we meet illness, death and adversity with strength
may we dance in the face of our fears.…
Added by Andrea Zarate on October 12, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Why do you think Latinas make strong leaders?
Because we are brought up with a lot of values.
What is your favorite Hispanic tradition?
Quinceañeras and Dia de los reyes magos.
Who is a Latina role model that you look up to?Why?
Shakira is my role model because she created her own schools in colombia.
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The month of October is dedicated to raising awareness for bullying and how to stop it. It also happens to be Hispanic Heritage month. One might not think that heritage/culture plus bullying in the same sentence would equal anything uplifting, but just last week I came across an article on Yahoo! about a case of culture-related bullying that had a happy ending that I just had to share.…Continue
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Recently, I decided I should make flautas for my new roommates. This was a real eye opening experience for me. It sounds like a regular experience. However, it was not. As I ran from room to room trying to shut off the fire alarms in my apartment, I felt strong and proud as I realized that I am incredibly Mexican. I had been…Continue
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Are you free this weekend?No plans?Don't worry because according to The Smithsonian Museum Magazine this weekend on Sept. 29 there will be free admissions at museums Nationwide. What to find a museum near you? check the Smithsonian website to find a Museum near your city. HAVE FUN!!
For more info check: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/
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So I stumbled upon this article about bullying within the Latino community and I found it surprising.
I started researching the topic and then it got me thinking, is there anyone on MyLatinitas that has been…Continue
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Unbeknownst to me was what I was about to hear during the meeting that would change the course of this past weekend.
A group of El Paso natives…Continue
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So I have a problem....with food.
I love food so that's not a problem.
My problem is that I'm picky about food. I don't like to try new things when it comes to food and I'm picky about the food that I do eat.
This is very unlike how I am in other aspects, in fact I think of myself of wanting to try new things and being open-minded. Yet food is a different story.
I think about how will I ever get to travel the world and explore new cultures if I'm not…Continue
I was listening to Pandora while I was getting ready (it was on the "Julieta Venegas" station - one of my favorites) and there was a little beat in the beginning of one of the songs that triggered my memory. It reminded me of a Korean drama that I watched last year and fell in love with called "My Girl." The reason that it reminded me of "My Girl" was because that little beat was used in the drama when the characters were doing something funny or silly.
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Yesterday I watched The Motorcycle Diaries or Diarios de Motocicleta with a friend. I had already watched it before a few years ago and I really liked it. My friend had never seen it and I thought he would like it we watched it.
I remember when I watched it the first time. I heard about it from a friend. He had been moved by the film and well I was interested. The movie is based on the memoirs of Ernesto "Che" Guevara. Che and his friend are young adventure seeking…Continue
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