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Bianca Castrejon's Blog – March 2016 Archive (5)

Future Latina hero

As a future Latina hero I would be like to be known as the person who gave back and helped strengthen the community. I want to be known for empowering other girls and women. I believe it is important to foster a strong sense of self and confidence to reach success. At times girls may not have a strong foundation to succeed. I want to be known to help young girls attain a solid self esteem and confidence to continue the next generation of strong women. Life is about helping others.

Added by Bianca Castrejon on March 5, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

chica poderosa

I am a chica poderosa because I continue to reach my goals regardless of fear, hesitation, anxiety, and not knowing. Going through life with anxiety and uncertainty has put limitations on pursuing what I wanted in the past. Being  a chica poderosa means not being afraid of making mistakes and taking on challenges to the best of your ability. A chica poderosa bounces back from difficult times and becomes stronger.  Though a chica ponderosa isn’t always tough, she can also be sensitive, caring…

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Added by Bianca Castrejon on March 4, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

The "F" word

Feminism is a word that can be scary if a person does not necessarily know what it means or stands for. I have come across many individuals who shame others who is a feminist. Many times its due to the fact that they lack the knowledge of what it truly means or feed into the message that feminism means hating men. 

Feminism means standing up for equality no matter what gender or color. Feminism also means standing up for every aspect of equality and to continuously challenge…

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Added by Bianca Castrejon on March 3, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Latina I admire

Whenever someone tells me about a person I admire and has motivated me, my mother immediately comes to mind. Throughout her life she had many challenges to overcome. She had twins at the age of 17, she managed to continue to go to college and stay employed while caring for three children. The road was not a smooth one at all. She gives me all kinds of strength to continue going through my graduate program, work, and internship. All I have to do is think if she did, I can do it. To this day…

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Added by Bianca Castrejon on March 2, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Helping the future generation

 

For the past 3 summers I have been involved with planning summer camps. I enjoy taking part in motivating girls to be the best person they can be. Watching the girls enjoy guest speakers, activities, field trips and special projects like the mural is a rewarding experience. It is great to be involved in a process to enrich girls with experiences and empowerment. 

In a way these summer camps contributes to increasing their self esteem and…

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Added by Bianca Castrejon on March 1, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments


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