Culture for Girls

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Soy Bilingüe

 These Latina women tell their story and the experiences they’ve had growing up in a world where they have to balance two different cultures and two different languages. Some have more experience speaking English and Spanish, but being Mexican-Americans and coming from Latino families, they all agree that living between both worlds and both languages… Read more

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All for One and One for All

Just like Oprah Winfrey says: “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you came from. The ability to triumph begins with you, always.” That’s the case for 3 women who came from different backgrounds and made huge changes in history. Manuela Solis Sager, Emma Tenayuca, and Luisa Moreno Manuela are activists who joined thousands… Read more

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5 Reasons to be Proud of Your Roots

5 Reasons to be Proud of Your Roots You should be proud of your roots whether you were born abroad or here in the U.S. or whether you speak Spanish or just understand a few words.  But why? Appreciate the journey that has helped shape you. For many Latinos, their journey to come to the… Read more

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First Latino Thanksgiving

On September 1620, a ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers. In 1620, some of the pilgrims left in search of a new home where they could practice their faith and others left to a New World where they were promised land ownership. Once they crossed the Massachusetts Bay, the civilians, or… Read more

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Dia de los Muertos

In Latin America, November 1st and 2nd are dedicated to honor those who have passed away. This tradition dates back to pre-Hispanic times before the arrival of the Europeans to the Americas and comes from the views and beliefs the indigenous had of death. The indigenous people of Mesoamerica believed that the passing away of… Read more

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Finding Your Rhythm

Dance allows for the creative expression to flow from your body. There are a variety of different Latin dances that root from different origins and can be mixed with contemporary choreography. In this article, I listed some of the more known Spanish dance styles along with some videos to try out yourself! Bachata Bachata is… Read more

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Dieciséis de Septiembre

In the United States, Independence Day is celebrated on July 4th because that is when Thomas Jefferson drafted a historic document to gain our Independence from Great Britain. In Mexico, May 5th has evolved with cultural celebrations leading us to think that their Independence was on this day. Although, “Cinco de Mayo” was the day the Mexican… Read more

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Immigrant Heritage

Our nation has a long history of immigrants who have come to this country to seek new opportunities and to contribute their talents. These talented Latina immigrants have excelled in their field and demonstrated the potential of immigrants reaching their dreams. Carolina Herrera (Venezuela) Carolina Herrera was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1939. Her full… Read more

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Cristela TV Show Review

The TV Show Cristela on ABC network features a Mexican-American family whose main character, Cristela plays an aspiring lawyer with daily struggles. Balancing between a traditional family, school, work, and among other family concerns it includes a hint of classic sometimes predictable comedy.   Cristela is the first Latina to create, produce, write, and star… Read more

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My Journey to the U.S.

A board game created for young Latinos and Latinas who have traveled from their home country to the United States at a young age sounds kind of interesting, right? It’s real, too! Vilma Matos, writer and creator of “My Journey to the United States,” or “Mis Pasos A Los Estados Unidos,” made this board game… Read more