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Last night Latinitas gave me the opportunity to attend an advanced screening of the Cesar Chavez movie put on by HABLA. It has been a while since I've been excited about a movie, and I must say this is a movie to be excited about! I could feel the anticipation of the audience as we prepared for the film by chanting some of the same chants that would appear in the movie. We wrapped up with a very enthusiastic farm worker's clap and…
I had to postpone writing this blog until I could cool down and look back on this year's roommate disaster with a positive attitude. It is now that my school year is over and my apartment drama has long passed that I can look at my experience through a different lens. Last summer I left El Paso with nothing but positivity and excitement for my Junior year of college but as soon as I set foot in my new Austin apartment, a dark cloud formed over the new school year.
As the weather starts to warm up in Austin, I’m starting to notice a very interesting new fashion trend. There seems to be more and more people wearing clothing items that resemble traditional Mexican clothing. I have seen a handful of people wearing shirts with Mexican-style embroidery and even seen a few people wearing ponchos and huaraches. I started wondering if someone had raided my grandparents' closet! …Continue
For a long time I had one response for someone who considered themselves a feminist and it was, "Get over yourself". I couldn't stand women telling me, "Don't buy from them, that's a sexist company!" or "Don't go watch that movie, the director is a misogynist" or "Don't say 'hey guys' to a room of girls, because that's rude!". I figured that there were so many rules to being a feminist that I would just never get it right, or end up offending someone if I ever tried…Continue