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Linda Maria Vasquez's Blog – March 2013 Archive (10)


I didn't grow up with Disney movies. The times I remember seeing Disney films was during recess on a rainy day. Obviously, I know about them now, along with the subtle racism within the films. I've noticed how minorities are often portrayed with comedic stereotypes. What is supposed to be funny and subtle is the oppression minorities have faced throughout history, when listened or watched closely.

Disney Classics

Buzzfeed published …


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 30, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

Facetime is family time for me.

I felt horrible all day today. I only felt better when I fell asleep, but that didn't benefit my productivity. I was suppose to go to campus for an exam review, but I couldn't muster up the energy to go. 

It was around 9pm when I left my bedroom and went to the living room to do some reading and homework. I was really into my reading when my iPad gets a Facetime call from my brother. I ignored it because: 1. I looked terrible right now to be on camera and 2. I really wanted to power…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 24, 2013 at 9:25pm — 3 Comments

After School Experience

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit a couple of Latinitas after school. I'm working a story right now that benefits from some personal insight from these girls. 

I didn't know what to expect, joining in with the girls. I've never been a part of this Latinitas program. I wondered if they'd be willing to work with me. 

I don't know why I was so nervous! The girls were wonderful and really helpful. 

It was an interesting experience for me because I've never interacted…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 23, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Spring Break Sunday

Spring Break had to end some time, right? 

I spent an entire week sleeping in and catching some free shows at SXSW. It was quite relaxing, sleeping in late and not thinking about school so much.

I didn't get to go home this time because my boyfriend's truck broke down and we waited for his family to come up and help him fix it. By then, the money wasn't feasible and we didn't go home. I did talk to my mom about it and she understood. I hope I get to see her soon,…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 17, 2013 at 6:45pm — No Comments


It's been a great Spring Break so far for me! This year I thought I'd check out some of the free events SXSW has to offer on I RSVPd to so many free events and it's lead to some pretty good times so far. 

My most awesome moment, so far, would be attending the premiere party for USA's new show, Graceland. My boyfriend and I waited in line…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 12, 2013 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Women's History Blog-a-thon: Advice

I'm 22 years old, graduating soon and heading out into the real world. If there's any piece of advice worth giving to a younger generation, I would say: Don't waste your time on people who aren't worth it. 

Let me elaborate on that. 

Your real friends are definitely worth keeping, of course. I would advice to be smart about it and realize sooner who is there to stay and who is not a good friend to you. I…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 6, 2013 at 7:48pm — 2 Comments

Women's History Blog-a-thon: Hardest Thing About Being A Female

Personally, one of the hardest things about being a female is the shaming that comes with "sex ed" knowledge. I mean, sexual education -- learning about sexual awareness and safety. 

I went to schools that didn't teach kids about the "birds and the bees" and that was also a conversation that never came up at…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 5, 2013 at 9:53pm — 2 Comments

Zombie Apocalypse

In a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, do you think you'd be capable of surviving?

What are three things you would absolutely guard with your life? …


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 4, 2013 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Women's History Blog-a-thon: My sHERO!

My sHERO is Maria Vasquez: MY MOM! 

She's always been there for me and this woman is amazing. She's done so much for me and I love her for it. She's the …


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 4, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

I miss home.

It's Friday night and I've been home all day feeling sick. I think what makes me feel worse is that my mom isn't here to make me feel better. I mean, mom's always make everything better, right? 

Whatever or however I'm feeling, just being close to my mom helps. Her talks always put me…


Added by Linda Maria Vasquez on March 1, 2013 at 11:37pm — 2 Comments




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