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June 2015 Blog Posts (24)

Supreme Court Ruling and the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage

        On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage across the nation, making this a historic victory in the gay rights movement. Before this decision was made, 37 out of 50 states (and the District of Colombia) had already extended this right to same-sex couples over the course of the years. With Massachusetts becoming the first state in the United States to allow same-sex marriage in 2004, many…


Added by Zaira Lujan on June 30, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

The 6 Pillars on Becoming a Better Person :)

Character. We all have one. Some may have a good one, while others... not so much. Based on the recent statements made by Donald Trump, his character lacks some major qualities, while Oprah has a character made of gold and free gifts. 

But what exactly IS character?

According to, it is "a morally neutral term describing the nature of a person in terms of major qualities." How you acquire these qualities depends on how you deal with…


Added by Alyssa Downey on June 26, 2015 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Advice From Our Young Latinas

Do not change because you are pretty the way you are.

Be yourself everyone else is already taken. 

<3 Don't feel bad about yourself

<3 Don't worry what other people…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on June 25, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

What do you think about Latina stereotypes?

Latinitas speak out against stereotypes. 

What stereotypes do you see about Latinas?

They are crazy.

They all speak Spanish

They are sexy

They are better off as a maid and will never become successful in life

They are good only at cooking

They are always angry

They are supposed to stay in the house and cook/clean

They are smart girls, always focused on what they want.


What does Latina…


Added by Latinitas Intern on June 23, 2015 at 4:03pm — No Comments

Self-Esteem Tips

What advice do you have to help girls boost their self-esteem?

  • Remember people don't all look the same.
  • You are pretty in your own way.
  • We should focus on the brain and not just the body.
  • You are perfect the way you are.
  • You don't need makeup to look perfect. You are beautiful the way you are.
  • Everyone is different.
  • We can't all be models.
  • Say positive things about yourself.
  • Remember a lot of the models are…

Added by Latinitas Intern on June 23, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments

How media impacts girls' body image

How does media negatively impact girls' body image?

-Media affects girls by making them think they are not pretty enough or that they are not wearing a pretty size and it makes girls want to change themselves in the wrong way.

-Jacklyn, Nicole & Kayla

Why is it important to have a good body…


Added by Latinitas Intern on June 23, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Top 5 confident tips that you should follow...

1. Don't change for anyone!!!

2. Don't change yourself, be yourself.

3. Don't compare yourself to models... THEY'RE NOT REAL!

4. don't feel different everyone is unique.

5. Don't care what other people…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on June 23, 2015 at 12:28pm — No Comments

My Reaction to Donald Trump Announcing His Candidacy for President

Having watched the fifty plus minutes of Trump’s Speech, I was shocked to what he had to say.

Below are some of the key quotes that shocked me the most:

-“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everyone else problems… when Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. They are not sending you. They are not sending you. They are sending people that have lots of problems and they are bringing those problems with us. They are bringing drugs, they are brining crime,…


Added by Zaira Lujan on June 22, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments

Father's Day

Of course, this is a girl’s space, but it is also Father’s Day, so let’s take this time to talk about dads...not just dads though, how ‘bout any wise male figures in our lives who have impacted our lives for the better. Maybe he is someone who is always there to make you laugh when you need it most. Maybe he is not the best listener but will always try to hear you out. Maybe he is that person who had faith in you even when you didn’t have faith in yourself. No matter what’s…


Added by Celeste Ledesma on June 21, 2015 at 1:02am — No Comments

Ironic Complaint

I've come to realize that as a generation we complain so much! We complain about the weather being too hot or too cold,even about WiFi signal being too low! From paper cuts, slow drivers and even about a bird pooping on your windshield. The list of everyday complaints goes on and on...and honestly we complain about things we CAN'T control. Probably because we can't control them. Most of the time it causes a ripple of complaints from one person to the next like a contagious virus. Go ahead and… Continue

Added by Ariana Ortega on June 17, 2015 at 12:44pm — 1 Comment


I crouched down and squared my shoulders as I looked at the girl who was twenty yards across from me. I adjusted my footing in the mud as I prepared to launch myself in the cold air. Lined up and ready for the initiation of the play, we stood motionless until the ball was kicked by an opposing player to our side of the field. In the blink of an eye, both teams ran towards the flying oval object.  I looked up just in time to see our fly-half running with her hands extended, ready to snatch…


Added by Zaira Lujan on June 15, 2015 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Self- Esteem Tips

To have a great amount of self-Esteem wake up in the morning and know you are beautiful.

Don't read beauty magazines, they will only make you feel ugly.

Your beautiful in your own way, God made you like that.  

Don't let stereotypes define who you are.

Be you, because no one else can.

It doesn't matter how you look, what matters is who you choose to be.

Love yourself , realize that no one is perfect.

Express who you are, don't let anyone tell…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on June 15, 2015 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Why we are proud to be a Latina strong.


   I'm proud to be a  Latina because  there's always another way out of your problems!

   I am proud to be a Latina because people do not define who I am , I am strong, Latina strong.

   I am Latina strong because I don't give up!

   I am proud to be a Latina because we can  be great role models and show not to bully.    

   I am proud to be a Latina because I don't give up.

   I am…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on June 15, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

What does bullying mean


                                                        Mean, Suicide full,

                                                            Dark, hurtful



                                                     Teasing, Hurting,…


Added by Vanessa Ramirez on June 15, 2015 at 12:55pm — No Comments

What does friendship mean?

                                                             Sweet, Kind

                                                 Caring, loving, singing

                                               Being supportive and caring


                                                            Bright, Fun,



Added by Vanessa Ramirez on June 15, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments


I recently began working at a title company as a receptionist as a summer job and everything has been great and everyone is quite nice. Yet, I could not help but notice that this building is dominated by women! From women in the front office to the president of the branch. Even one of the office "runners"(usually a male dominated position) is a female who has 3 children and works a full time job and a part time job. Not only does she work she wakes up at 4 in the morning to go to the gym. To… Continue

Added by Ariana Ortega on June 15, 2015 at 10:03am — No Comments

Coding Camp

Are you looking for fun computer activities this summer? The Coding Academy is offering a few scholarship opportunities. The coding skills that are learned will get youngsters in any family ahead of the curve! If you want your child to pick up valuable tools to become an excited learner, give a call! Working with organizations such as FabLab_El_Paso , Aikido of El Paso, and our own team of education professionals, we use…


Added by Latinitas Intern on June 10, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

El Amor Que Merecemos

Polvo de bruja's photo.  
"Mereces un amor que te quiera despeinada, con todo y las razones que te levantan de prisa, con todo y los demonios que no te dejan dormir.

Mereces un amor que te haga sentir segura, que pueda comerse al mundo si camina de tu mano, que…

Added by Ariadne Venegas on June 8, 2015 at 10:39am — No Comments

How Playing a Sport Changed My Outlook on Life

I have played women's rugby for the past two years in college and it has changed my life for the better. Although rugby is a really popular sport in countries such as England and New Zealand, many people in the U.S. still aren't quite sure what it is. I'll try to briefly define it: rugby is a sport in which two opposing teams that each have 15 players have to try to get the ball down the field to score points. It is a tackling sport with no padding, and the ball looks like but is slightly…


Added by Celeste Ledesma on June 8, 2015 at 2:36am — No Comments

Happy National Best Friends Day!

Today is National Best Friends Day, and so I thought what better way to honor friendship than take a moment to remember what I consider to be one of the best films about Latina friendship from the 2000s - Disney Channel's Gotta Kick It Up! This made-for-TV movie is about a group of friends who participate in a dance/cheer team, and look to friendship, support, and teamwork to become successful dancers and overcome other life obstacles. What I also just recently found out is that…


Added by Celeste Ledesma on June 8, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments

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