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March 2015 Blog Posts (110)

Blog-A-Thon: If I Was the First Female President

First of all, being the first female president would be a huge accomplishment in and of it self. Being the first woman of color president would be an even bigger achievement. There are many issues that I am very passionate about, and many things that need to be addressed, but as President I would choose a few. I would focus on gender equality, poverty, immigration reform and climate change.

Gender equality, does not only focus on people who identify as female but also on males, and…


Added by Evelin on March 31, 2015 at 4:06pm — No Comments

A Whole New World (with a bit less control)

I’ve never been a fan of crowds. In fact, groups of people that look like they could swallow me whole are the scariest things (other than bees, maybe) that I’ve ever encountered. It’s not just the sheer amount of people, or how aggressive they can get after a long day of being outside, but the way that they’ve made me feel smaller than I’d ever want to be.

I like control. It’s a character trait, or flaw in a lot of the ways I see it. I like being able to organize and have listed how…


Added by Elena Barrera-Waters on March 31, 2015 at 2:46pm — No Comments


This post is a bit late as everyone has been busy with SXSW [Austin, Texas arts festival] and the Women's History Blogathon but I want to take a moment to celebrate the success of Latinitas. 

Last week the Latinitas co-founders [Laura Donnelly and Alicia Rascon] flew to Miami to attend the award ceremony for their nomination for the Positive Impact Award of Hispanicize 2015. The candidates were many, and all doing important work to advance Hispanics in USA, but Latinitas took…


Added by mariel on March 28, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Gissel: First Female President

Being the first female president just sounds so crazy! I've never considered myself as a person who could become a president -- I can be pretty shy at times -- but being the first female president would be such an honor! 

Of course, I automatically want to say that I'd solve all the problems as president, but that's so hard to do, even within four years. There are always new problems coming up, so fixing every problem is near impossible. So to dial it down a bit, I'll…


Added by Gissel Gonzalez on March 27, 2015 at 9:27pm — No Comments

If I Was President....

Just becoming the first woman president of the United States is a huge milestone in itself. It is a milestone for women but all of society as well. It’s no secret that women still aren’t treated equally in the US, and it’s time for something to change.

As the first woman president I would put focus on eliminating gender bias at the workplace. Women began working in professional settings decades ago. But age old prejudices still stand in our way. Women sometimes get paid less than men…


Added by Barbi Ann Barbee on March 27, 2015 at 6:18pm — No Comments

If I were the first female president...

What an intimidating question!

There are sooo many important ways to address this, but I will keep it brief and focus on issues that are particularly close to my heart. 

If I were first female president I would work hard to ensure that not only are women in the USA treated with respect and diginity but that our sisters in other countries are as well. 

Reality is, though discrimination and misogyny [a dislike of women] exist in this country we are also INCREDIBLY lucky.…


Added by mariel on March 27, 2015 at 9:27am — No Comments

The Importance of Being a Feminist

Being a feminism is the most important title that I could ever give myself. I seek to improve the lives of others via the use of equality. I actively believe that everyone, who is qualified, should get the chance to do what they want without feeling constricted by societal norms. 

Let’s start out by defining this term. Don’t…


Added by Vianey Reyes on March 26, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Views on Feminism

My defininition: 

Feminism: the belief that all women deserve equal rights to men.

Google's definition:

  1. the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and…

Added by Gissel Gonzalez on March 26, 2015 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

The NEW Leadership Texas Summer Institute


Added by Ariadne Venegas on March 26, 2015 at 8:02pm — No Comments

NYU Summer Journalism


Registration is open for Summer Journalism @ NYU!

All materials for international student applications must be received by April…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on March 26, 2015 at 7:58pm — No Comments

AAPD Scholarship

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2015 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship

The American Association of People with Disabilities is pleased to…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on March 26, 2015 at 7:55pm — No Comments

What Feminism Means To Me

Feminism to me, is a belief system where you are an advocate for gender equality. Feminism in my life has been played out through me wanting to be seen as "worthy" as men are because I feel our society really devalues women and their voice. Being a feminist is wanting a better future, where your daughters and sons do not feel that they have to be forced into a role they are unhappy with just to meet society's expectations. Feminism to me is wanting to live in a world where you are seen as…


Added by Jackeline on March 26, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

HWNT Scholarship - Due April 30

2015 HWNT Scholarship

Application Deadline:  APRIL 30

Download the application here: 2015%20HWNT%20Scholarship%20Application.docx 

  • To qualify a student must be a female graduating senior in high school of…

Added by Latinitas Intern on March 26, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Being a feminist today in 2015

Today, Feminism is seen as a thing of the past, and I haven't met many Latinas who Identify as a feminist, from my point of view it might be a culture conflict because In the old days, most of the time feminists were predominantly anglo, but its grown to more then that. Feminism isn't a woman's issue, its everyone's. We are all in the cause together, to make it equal for all. Feminism is important for the on coming generations because women need to keep standing up for their beliefs and…


Added by Yajanetsy Ruano on March 26, 2015 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment


In my opinion feminism is the movement to seek equal rights and opportunities for men and women. Not only employment rights, but in education, political, social and cultural. Fighting to have the same right and opportunities is very important because every human being is the same. What a feminist do is fight for women’s rights, the right to vote, the right to have a good job, the right to get paid well, the right to be respected, the right to speak up their mind and all the rights women…


Added by Eunice Miyuki Sanchez Acosta on March 26, 2015 at 11:32am — No Comments

Feminism in SXSW

Attending SXSW last week for Latinitas actually proved very empowering as far as female identity! 

In a world where women often face discrimination in the workplace SXSW panels were nonetheless bursting with successful female leaders.

From directors at mult-million dollar companies like Uber and HBO, to fashion leaders like Lucky Magazine editor-in-chef Eva Chen and makeup guru Michelle Phan, SXSW presented a diverse pool of business genius that also happened to be…


Added by mariel on March 26, 2015 at 8:40am — No Comments

The advice I can give to younger girls is to always be yourself, because God made  each an every one of us unique don't pretend to be  someone else or try to be someone else We have a lot to offer , …

The advice I can give to younger girls is to always be yourself, because God made  each an every one of us unique don't pretend to be  someone else or try to be someone else We have a lot to offer , and help others so we must always be kind and appreciate the people who love us and are there for us. I thank God simply for one more day to live and his great love for us. Be the best you can be, enjoy your youth years as much as possible don't stress with school , take your time and be…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on March 26, 2015 at 12:10am — No Comments

Advice for Girls

At the age of 21 the best advice I can give young girls is to be your absolute self. Being who you are will help you find your true friends, give you opportunities, and the confidence you need to face anything and everything. AND you'll be truly happy! Also focus on yourself and your future, prioritize because it'll will really benefit you in the long run. Above all just enjoy your life, don't rush to grow up take it a step at a time and go with the flow !:)

Added by Ariana Ortega on March 25, 2015 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Dear Past Me (or Whom It May Concern)...

Dearest Young Vianey,

You are so lucky that I can't get my hands on you because I would punch you for all the dumb cringe-worthy things that you’ve caused. They still haunt me when I least expect it.

Which brings me…


Added by Vianey Reyes on March 25, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Hello Younger Me!

Dear Ariadne:

I write this letter to make you more aware of thinking about your future. Please, think about your future!!

I want to tell you that it wont be easy if you quit getting low grades at school, is not going to help you. Start getting involve in things that are going to benefit your formation at school. Find new friends that can be helpful for you and not the ones that you have, they are not benefit you in anything.

I know that you are having so much fun, but that…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on March 25, 2015 at 8:18pm — No Comments

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