Latinitas - A Strong Voice for Latina Youth

September 2015 Blog Posts (20)

Proud to be a Latina

   We live in a country that the ideal model look usually is a Heidi Klum look alike. Most of us look nothing like that and there is nothing wrong with that. We come in many shapes and sizes and I think thats incredibly beautiful. As Latinas most of us are full figured and curvy and   for some of us it hard to accept that when we're bombarded everywhere on social media with girls that look nothing like us. I know I had a hard time accepting…


Added by Jacqueline Aguilar on September 30, 2015 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Proud to be Latina

In light of Hispanic Heritage Month, I would like to share my experience of being a proud Latina.

But before this there was a time in my life where I was confused and hurt, to the point of being embarrassed, of being Latina. I felt this all the way up to high school. I didn't get the racist remarks that were being thrown around, especially hurtful comments coming from other Latinos.

I don't think anybody wants to be targeted just because of hate full sterotypes. So growing… Continue

Added by Sarai Melchor on September 30, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Hispanic Heritage Month Blog-A-Thon

We are having a blog-a-thon to celebrate Hispanic heritage month from October 5th - October 11th. During this week, we will be encouraging our members to submit blogs each day. We have daily questions to inspire your blogs. Content may be submitted to Prizes (gift cards) will be awarded to the top three blogueras/participants. Content from the blog-a-thon may be featured at…


Added by Latinitas on September 28, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Pope and his visit to the US

The pope just finished his US tour on the city of Philadelphia and during his visit he talked about several topics that population nowadays is concerned about. And one of the trending ones in social networks was the migration issue.

Millions of people a year cross the border to the US to find better opportunities for them and their families.  According to an article from The Wall Street Journal from this past Thursday, it stated: “the pope urged lawmakers to take action to protect the…


Added by Fandi Zapien on September 28, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments


In today's society I think it's very easy to get caught up in their image of what beauty is and what's acceptable versus what isn't. It was never really an issue for me until I got to be around 15-16. That's the age where I really become self conscious about what I wore, how I looked, and what others thought of me. It's difficult being a girl and growing up having others tell you how you should look, especially in high school because there are the beautiful…


Added by Bianca Duran on September 28, 2015 at 10:14am — No Comments

It's all in how you see yourself!

Sometimes we spend so much time concentrating on how we look on the outside that we forget about how we are in the inside. Being beautiful is being happy with…


Added by itzel barraza on September 27, 2015 at 9:57pm — No Comments

New Generations are Taking Action

We all know that this week Pope Francis visited our country and something that took everyone's eyes was Sophie Cruz, the hispanic little girl that stop Pope Francis caravan so that she could give him a letter. She is the daughter of two undocumented immigrants made the impossible to reach pope's caravan. I think that our new generations are doing what we were supposed to be doing. They are thinking for their own…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on September 24, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

What School Of Rock Taught Me


Sunday night is always a lazy time so I decided to…


Added by Fandi Zapien on September 24, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments


I personally think Pope Francis is the coolest guy there is. Without a doubt. He has helped people all over the world fight different issues and find a happy ending of their own!

I think it is incredible how he came to our country recently for a visit.

And even if we sometimes take things for granted, I think that sometimes we…


Added by Polet Espinoza on September 23, 2015 at 11:15pm — No Comments

10 things that make me happy

1. Chocolate ice cream

2. The smell of a Gerberas 

3. Watching Netflix

5. Writing…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on September 23, 2015 at 1:52pm — No Comments

We're All Mexican

Now with what Donald Trump has been saying, Latinos have been raising their voice defending Mexicans. Many have shared their opinion about what has been happening; through the press and social media. But what caught my eye today is a song called “We’re all Mexicans” featuring many Latino celebrities; Talia, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Juan Luis Guerra, and even the pope! The song talks about how all the nations are uniting, we’re all Mexican; instead of being used as an insult, as this man…


Added by Fandi Zapien on September 23, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Change of Friends

Growing up is hard and sometimes not what you thought it would be. 

Something that I've noticed not only for myself but others close to me is that your friends do change. You say that it's never going to happen between you and your friends, that you'll never grow part, but sometimes you do. It may seem like the end of the world at that time but trust me it'll be okay.

I grew up with the same group of friends from second grade through eighth grade. Freshman year of high school,…


Added by Bianca Duran on September 21, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

World Alzheimer's Day

Today is International Alzheimer's Day and I want to talk about this disorder. It is a disorder that causes people to loose their memory, in some cases it takes time and in other cases it can be a short lapse of time. 

What makes me worry is that in the United States our Latino community is the population with a lot of cases of Alzheimer and…


Added by Ariadne Venegas on September 21, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Street Art

Whats the difference between street art and graffiti? For me graffiti is basic tagging has no meaning to it other than to vandalize. Now street art is making an ordinary street wall into a beautiful canvas for artists to let their imagination flow. Street art is art that really makes you think but isn't always on a a street wall. 

A street artist…


Added by Jacqueline Aguilar on September 20, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

What College has taught me so far

If you’re not in college yet, you should be preparing for the most amazing and frustrating time of your life, you’ll be choosing your life path and will get to know a lot of people. But there are some things that no one tells you about this experience.


What I’ve seen so far it’s that nothing is what you see in college movies; a lot of partying, boys, alcohol, no studying… yeah it happens a lot but it’s not the most important thing there; most of the people I’ve seen are…


Added by Fandi Zapien on September 16, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

How to decide what you will do “when you grow up”

Deciding what to study and where to go to college can be hard, so here is what happened to me when I told my parents I wanted to go study in the US.

I was 17 years old when I started to dream; I wanted to be a journalist and travel around the world, I decided back then to keep the secret because my parents wouldn’t agree on that, they’re both accountants and they wanted me to follow a similar path. “it’s a good thing, you’ll earn a lot of money (in the future) and you will be able to… Continue

Added by Fandi Zapien on September 14, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Being Latina is hard, But Worth it

Being a Latina today is not as bad as it was decades ago. But taking into consideration all of the advancements in society has gone through you would expect for society to treat us, Latinas, in a more humane way. 

I am proud of being Latina, it makes me happy and I am proud where I come from, but I am tired of all the issues we, as Latino(a)s have to face in our everyday lives.

For example:

-When you don't speak English because you were raised in a Hispanic…


Added by Polet Espinoza on September 11, 2015 at 12:36pm — No Comments

I remember September 11

9/11 Memorial at WTC

Photo by: Joe Woolhead,…


Added by itzel barraza on September 10, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Police Lives Matter

Hey everyone! I'm just going to jump right into it. Today I'm going to talk about something that I have been seeing a lot on Facebook and something that actually impacts my life. As you may or may not know, I am the proud daughter of a police officer. My dad works for the Saginaw County Sheriff's Department here in Michigan. RIght now he is road sergeant. He works nights, from six to six and the days he works we don't get to see him all that much. He leaves for work at 4:30ish and with… Continue

Added by Dallas Gomez on September 8, 2015 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Latinitas 2015 Summer

It is always a great and fun experience taking part in the Latinitas Summer Camps. I started as an intern who stayed for the summer to help out with the summer camps. Little did I know that that next summer I would be trusted with the responsibility to lead the summer camp. The opportunity really excited me. I absolutely enjoy being with the girls and at the same time help in setting up awesome field trips and filling their days with inspiring guest speakers as…


Added by Bianca Castrejon on September 7, 2015 at 1:33pm — 2 Comments

Monthly Archives

















Latinitas created this Ning Network.

Links: Connect with Latinitas

Can't get enough of Latinitas.
Read the magazine:

Get an RSS feed of our latest updates.
Find us on MySpace.
Connect on Facebook.
Follow us on Twitter!
Check our Youtube Channel.
Listen to our Podcast.
View our Flickr gallery.
Sign-up for our Enews.
Visit our blog.

Post questions & get Advice.
Post a blog.

View the Latinitas Video Tutorials to learn how to participate in our community.

Report abuse or problems to the moderator.

Read More From Latinitas

© 2022   Created by Latinitas.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service