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March 2017 Blog Posts (38)

Just a Poem

She’s a Tree


Look at her,

see how tall she stands.

Carrying everything and a little more.

But we never notice,

because she stands so tall

Like a tree


Her roots showing on her forehead…


Added by Alma Elizabeth Saenz on March 29, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments

Hello there!


My name is Sofia and I am 24 years old. I can't exactly remember how I heard about Latinitas I just remember wanting to be a part of it! I guess I will start off by introducing myself a little further, I was born and raised in El Paso and I went to the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) to study Sociology. I graduated in 2013 and after that I joined the Peace Corps, so I went to Paraguay in South America for a little over two years and I facilitated a lot of workshops about…


Added by Sofia De Anda on March 27, 2017 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Introducing Me

My name is Isabel Hernandez and I recently became a volunteer at Latinitas. I am 18 years old and a psychology major at UTEP. I have a Yorkshire terrier named Charlotte and I enjoy reading books on and learning about current affairs.

I knew I wanted to be a part of this organization because I wanted to contribute to something that I feel strongly about. I have always felt privileged to be a Hispanic woman. Whether that means I have to work harder to achieve my goals and aspirations or…


Added by Isabel Hernandez on March 27, 2017 at 9:11am — No Comments

Getting to know me:

Hello ! My name is Mariah Alvarez and I am 20 years old . I am currently a senior at UTEP and will graduate within the next year with a bachelors in sociology and a minor in psychology. I recently signed up to be a volunteer with Latinitas and I love the organization. I plan on staying to help as much as I can for as long as I can. I love getting to know new people and I love helping my community! My favorite color is pink. I am a proud mom to a wonderful pug, her name is Ella. I am a feminist… Continue

Added by Mariah Alvarez on March 15, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

March 10th: Why are you proud to be a Latina?

I am proud to be a Latina because you show your loyalty to the environment ans we show that we are smart and strong. 


I am proud to be a Latina because my family. I think that whatever race you are, you should be proud of yourself. It doesn't matter how you are from the outside by from the inside. 


I am proud to be a Latina because there are a lot of traditions we do. There are a lot of artist that could accomplish what…


Added by Stephanie Puente on March 10, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Why im proud to be latina

By:Fatima Belman

Dobie Middle School 

I'm proud of being a Latina. Latinas are special to me because my whole family's generation are Latina.

My mom tells me that are family generation are Latina. She tells me that I should be proud of being a Latina because I'm a Latina myself. We celebrate Cinco de mayo, quinceaneras, Dia de los Muertos. when i celebrate with my family I feel happy and exited.  

     My family is so especial to me because we're all Latina. The…


Added by Iliana Romero on March 10, 2017 at 3:58pm — No Comments

Why are our Latinitas proud to be Latinas?

"Yo estoy orgullosa de ser Latina porque conozco a muchas niñas y aprendemos de cada una como son. Yo estoy orgullosa de ser Latina."


"Yo estoy orgullosa de ser Latina porque los Latinos somos el impulso de los Estados Unidos. Estoy orgullosa de ser Latina porque he rompido los estereotipos que tienen para los Latinos. Estoy orgullosa de ser Latina porque tomo buenas decisiones y soy perseverante en lo que trato de…


Added by Veronica Martinez on March 10, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Why are you proud to be a Latina?

I haven't been able to be in Mexico for a little more than a month now, and though it doesn't seem as much I miss it already. I miss Sundays in the bazaar del monu where you can find people selling secondhand items, but not for the profit only for the experience of being somewhere on Sunday mornings, and where the braceros still meet to protest. 

I miss going to the mercado with my mother on viernes de cuaresma to eat fish tacos and lentils, because my mom was too lazy to…


Added by Veronica Martinez on March 10, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

The F Word

The "F" word for me means choice. Choosing my clothes either being sweat pants and an oversize t shirt or shorts and a tank top. For other means choosing to wear a hijab or not, wearing a dress to prom or a suit. 

It means choosing a career path based on what I like, not what's expected of me. For other means staying at home mom, working full time, or not having children at all. Still there's a space for an option.

It means knowing that I have a space to move around and get…


Added by Veronica Martinez on March 9, 2017 at 2:51pm — No Comments

March 9th:What Feminism Means to Our Latinas

When I think of a feminist, I think of Beyonce because she helps us girls build up our and her songs support me. 


A feminist means fighting for women's rights, like Beyonce. I do think being a feminist does matter. A feminist to me means that I get to stand for my rights and show the world that women can do what ever men do. 


A feminist to me is someone that is independent of men. Women and men both learn. 



Added by Stephanie Puente on March 9, 2017 at 10:25am — No Comments

What's Feminism for our Latinitas?

"Yo creo que feminismo es una mujer que tiene derechos y que cree en ella misma."


"Para mi ser feminista es estar orgullosa de ser mujer. Ser feminista seria estar en un balance de igualdad tanto para las mujeres y los hombres. Saber que las mujeres no son menos ni mas que los hombres ni los hombres mas o menos que la mujer."


Feminism means to me that both males and females should be treated equally and should be able to do the…


Added by Veronica Martinez on March 9, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

March 8th: Latinas Spotlight Their #WCE

My mom has changed my life by being nice to me, showing me love, and caring for me. 


A Latina that has always been in the spotlight for me is my mom. I admire her because she has always pushed to the stars. I love her for that. I also admire her for always looking at the bright side. 


My mom has change my life because she takes me to school.


Someone who has changed my life is my mom…


Added by Stephanie Puente on March 8, 2017 at 6:09pm — No Comments

Proud Latina

I'm Jacqueline and I go to walnut creek school also am proud to be latina because i feel free and i can do things that nobody can do. I am a very smart girl am also very clever. i believe that i can do anything not just people who are famous. i want to tell everyone to reach their goal am also trying to tell people to wake up! Be true, be your self and reach what is your dream. Be crazy, be funny be your self like me. i am latina and no one is going to change that so be what you are and…


Added by Iliana Romero on March 8, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Girl Power

      My first name is Jocelyn and I go to Walnut Creek Elementary and what I'm going to talk about is going to be i am a Chica Poderosa because....... if u see girls are power full boys think that they are cool and smart and  strong not only the boys could do stuff if u see more often girls are on the soccer team lacrosse team bally ball and more stuff and more other teams so what else should i talk about and girls are strong to there is small girls tall girls and more and there pretty…


Added by Iliana Romero on March 8, 2017 at 3:52pm — No Comments


My name is  Juliana  I  go to  walnut creek . I am  proud  to be Latina.  my family is latino .latino speaks   Spanish a lot of them speaks  Spanish and  English   but  my  family  only  speaks  Spanish.  one day  I   Teach  my  self  how to speak  English.My mom was  proud  of me.and  that day I learn that latino are special is me: Juliana. 

Added by Iliana Romero on March 8, 2017 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Why we're proud to be Latina

Our NAME is Michelle and Kasey.

I'm proud to be a LATINA because????..........

OUR beauty comes from the inside and pops to the outside.

Girls are strong because they stand up to bullies.

WOMEN are strong.WOMEN are smart sensitive and over all INSPIRING.


Added by Iliana Romero on March 8, 2017 at 3:45pm — 1 Comment

March 8th: Spotlight #WCE

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. …


Added by Stephanie Puente on March 8, 2017 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Proud Latina

My name is gabby and I go to Walnut Creek elementary and why are you proud to be a Latina? Why because I am a Latina. I am from Michoacán Mexico and I speak Spanish.I am

Added by Iliana Romero on March 8, 2017 at 3:22pm — No Comments

Day 3: My Female Spotlight

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…


Added by itzel barraza on March 8, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Day #3: Latina Spotlight #WCW

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."



Added by itzel barraza on March 8, 2017 at 1:03pm — No Comments

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