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Lucia Benavides
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  • Austin, TX
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How did you hear about Latinitas?
I interned at Latinitas during the Spring semester of 2011. I am now a member of the Youth Editorial Advisory Board, working on perfecting my writing skills!
What is your favorite color?
Aqua green
What is your favorite type of music?
Rock 'n roll, jazz, and motown
What is your favorite TV show or movie?
Tv shows: 30 Rock, Boy Meets World, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, the Office, and Family Guy. Movies: The Notebook, Catch Me If You Can, The Artist, Midnight in Paris.
What is your favorite book or magazine?
I'm always reading a book. One I finish with one, I go straight to the next. I have a list of about 20 books "to-read." I've read too many to name a favorite!
What is your favorite hobby or what do you do for fun?
I love to play music and write songs. I also love to read, write, and learn different languages. What I love to do most, however, is travel :)

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Taking His Last Name: Yay or Nay?

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 10:29am 0 Comments

I'm 23, far from getting married, but I have thought about this issue before: whether to someday take my husband's last name or keep my own. Growing up, I fantasized my wedding - I would marry my favorite Beatles member (impossible dreams of mine) and become Mrs. Lennon. I was always so intrigued by the fact that my last name would someday change; the possibilities are endless. Then, I grew up. Weddings no longer seem magical to me, and the only thing I'm looking forward to (about…


A Belated New Year's Song

Posted on January 7, 2013 at 1:34pm 0 Comments

I received a ukulele for Christmas and the first thing I did was join my dad and brother in learning this holiday song. It's our rendition of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's cover of the song "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?" originally sung by Nancy Wilson.

Hope you enjoy it!



What are you doing New Year's Eve?

Posted on December 27, 2012 at 9:54pm 0 Comments

Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt want to know what you will be doing to ring in 2013!

Best wishes for all of you this coming year!


Feminism: What Does It Really Mean?

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 9:02am 1 Comment

I recently came across this article about certain celebrity women afraid to call themselves feminists. I found it very interesting that most of them declared themselves in support of gender equality but "not feminists." Hmmm. I respect their judgements and opinions, but it makes me wonder: do we really know what feminism means?

The actual definition of feminism is…


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