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June 2012 Blog Posts (119)

Latinas being stereotyped (Sophia Vergara)

Sophia Vergara???? Many would know her as the beautiful Colombian Actress, comedian, television hostess, and model. Not to long ago she was apart of an article showing her interview with Esquire magazine were she was discussing a few different things on Latina woman.…


Added by lisa marie on June 29, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Keep It Real Campaign- Show us Real Beauty!

Who's to say what true beauty is nowadays? Society has manufactured our perception of beauty with softwares such as Photoshop to "perfect" an image that is unrealistic. Many models are made thinner and transformed into characters that do not naturally look like themselves. So what does this say to younger girls seeking for role models in magazines such as…


Added by Adriana Candelaria on June 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments


"Wearing clothes seems like an easy thing to do each day? Well not for today’s youth. Some youths even believe wearing the ‘wrong’ clothes can lead to social suicide. Statistics* say 77% students have been bullied mentally, verballyor physically. …


Added by Cynthia Amaya on June 28, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Keep it Real Challenge

The Keep it Real Challenge is an amazing protest against the misrepresentation of women in the media. Women come in all shapes and sizes but the only shape magazines seem to care about is the tall, thin, and size zero shapes. These women interest magazines are supposed to care for the young girls and women but they are the ones who cause the most harm. They all come out with articles about how to put a cute outfit together, how to paint your nails creatively, fun ways to do your hair for the…


Added by Marifer on June 28, 2012 at 12:35pm — No Comments


Today is the second day of the Keep It Real Challenge; time to talk about how this issue affects me personally. 

My whole life, I've been surrounded with girls and boys saying the same things: "I have to lose weight," "I need to to work out," "I wish my nose looked different," and especially, "I wish I looked like (insert name here)." I myself would say things like that as well.…


Added by Cynthia Amaya on June 28, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Keepin' it Real!

     By now you've probably heard of the Keep It Real Challenge. Keep It Real is an organization that is encouraging people to tweet, blog, post and fight for popular magazines to feature less Photoshop-dependent images. It's hard to find a nationally distributed magazine that doesn't have an airbrushed or otherwise manipulated picture of a woman's body. Even Seventeen and J-14, both of whose readership consists of preteen to teen-aged girls, depend on Photoshop to…


Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 28, 2012 at 11:17am — No Comments

keep it real !!!!!!!

today the keep it real video came out on mylatinitas and  youtube. its about a video against sterotypes and make sure to watch it! you have to watch it. our goal is to get magazines to at least one photo that is not photoshop.tell your friends pass it on.

Added by hannah Flores on June 28, 2012 at 7:55am — 1 Comment

Keep it real video

Yesterday, June 27th, me and my 7 other fellow campers along with help from our "camp official" filmed a video called Keep it real. You can search Keep it real latinitas and its on the latintas magazine channel!


We all had an idea for this video after we heard about the #keepitreal campaign/movement on twitter yesterday. If you don't know about it, here's a little bit about it. Four organizations, Miss Representation, SPARK Movement, Lovesocial, and I Am That Girl.…


Added by Ellie on June 28, 2012 at 7:54am — 1 Comment


Wacht the awesome #keepitreal video!!! It is a video about changing the magizines.

Added by Janie Giron on June 28, 2012 at 7:46am — No Comments

yesterday i had alot of fun because we did these video  about how its wrong that  seventeen magazines and other that there photo shoping and thats bad for girls self estem and we did this video about…

yesterday i had alot of fun because we did these video  about how its wrong that  seventeen magazines and other that there photo shoping and thats bad for girls self estem and we did this video about that its bad and they should not do it and well theres alot ofpeople that desegree about why are they doin this its bad and i hope they change there mind and say that there wrong


Added by alexa garcia on June 28, 2012 at 7:42am — 1 Comment


To thought out there that we are not just models we are women. Because of the future .

Added by kayla lachea curry on June 28, 2012 at 7:39am — No Comments

Keep it Real

Watch this amazing video! I would love it if it you could tweet the video or just share it via any social media:) Enjoy and don't forget to #keepitreal My goal for this video is just to get the message out about this serious issue. Photoshop in magazines is not…


Added by Sydney Harvey on June 28, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

keep it real! made a video about "keep it real" and we wanted the magazines to have one picture unphoto shoped picture of a women. i want everyone to share the video and watch it so mabye we can make a change.people should care because some kids read these magazines and they think their a person that they should look up to them. i say just to be…


Added by chloe botello on June 28, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Low Riders vs. Honda Civics

I went downtown to Lincoln Park last night and noticed the amazing murals under the Spaghetti Bowl. Many of them illustrated Chicano figures and low-riders. After gathering some information, I realized a grand majority of Chicanos in the 70's and 80's were really attached to their glamorous cars which is why El Paso dedicated the mural area to Chicano lowrider pride. If you've ever been to a car show in El Paso, you will find the polished vehicles dressed in shiny rims and bumpers that…


Added by Adriana Candelaria on June 27, 2012 at 3:43pm — 1 Comment

Camp (mis)adventures

First, I apologize for leaving my blog stagnant for so long. I've really enjoyed the summer and pretty much thrown all of my cares to the wind, which is kind of a problem.

I guess I will fill y'all in with my camp (mis)adventures. 

Have you ever felt super unfit in a social setting? I usually mesh well with new people, but while I was at camp it was painfully obvious that I was the only Latina and that I came from a completely different economic bracket than those around me. I…


Added by Mariah Najmuddin on June 27, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

One of the Boys

Every one has had those crazy moments that when you look back you think "How embarrassing!" Well thanks to my mom I had one of those mixed with fear and anxiety. It was when I was in third grade and I wanted to be in a basketball team just like my brother Alex. Since the basketball team at my elementary school was just for sixth graders, my mom wanted to surprise me by putting me in a city team. And boy did she surprise me!

You see, she did put me in a basketball team with kids my…


Added by Marifer on June 27, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Wardrobe Time Travel- 40's/50's

  I love the women's fashions from the 40's/50's era. If I had it my way I would throw away my jeans and t-shirts and switch them out for a closet full of voluminous, midi-length skirts, pencil skirts, silky button up blouses, skirt suits, casual gloves, glossy pearls, of course, hats! I would trade in my boring, everyday pony tail for flouncy pin curls and my overrated two piece swim suit for a retro- one piece suit. Ah yes, the apparel in those days, though more modest than…


Added by Kimberly Kerr on June 27, 2012 at 11:34am — 1 Comment

Give the Media Something Positive to Talk About

Photo by:Joaquin Sarmiento of the New York Times

One of the things that was brought to my attention a few days ago, while skyping with my friend from Colombia, was the incident that happened a few months ago in Cartagena, Colombia. Yes, you’ve heard about it. President Barack Obama was in the…


Added by Melissa Aleman on June 27, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Miss Representation - The Keep It Real Challenge

I heard about the Keep it Real 3-day challenge and immediately I thought it was a wonderful idea. This is a movement to get magazine editors to stop using Photoshop on models and actresses, transforming them into an unattainable beauty that sets unrealistic expectations for girls and women across the world. Through the use of social networking tools such as Twitter, blogs, and Instagram, the Keep It Real Challenge urges women to get their voice…


Added by Cynthia Amaya on June 27, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Celebrate My Drive T-shirt Design Contest

State Farm® is launching a Celebrate My Drive t-shirt design contest for students age 15 to18-years-old. The winning design will appear on hundreds, if not thousands, of t-shirts across the U.S. and Canada.

Contest guidelines will be posted soon on the Celebrate My…


Added by Cynthia Amaya on June 27, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

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