Young Latinas are big dreamers. These Latinitas are aiming high and making plans to graduate college. In this photo essay, they share their educational goals for the future.
Frida Kahlo was an influential Mexican artist who was widely known for her self-portraits. She became an icon representing a strong Latina woman and inspired generations of young Latinas. These Latinitas shared their photos inspired by the memorable Frida.
These Latinitas share their confidence and let their unique beauty shine. To take a stand against Photoshopping of pictures of models in teen magazines and to promote a positive body image, they made artistic posters that embrace their differences and promote girl power.
Check out some of our girl’s collages where they expressed words that emphasized their inner beauty and their favorite fashion items.
These girls are proud to embrace themselves completely, flaws and all! In this photo essay, they showcase their own beauty and pride in who they are.
Shoes can tell a lot about a person. Take a look at some of the photos that our girls took from Club Latinitas showcasing their shoes! Their pictures show where they have been and where they are going.
Strong chicas express their girl power in this “We Can Do It” photo essay tribute to the woman hero “Rosie the Riveter.”
Have you ever felt the necessity to organize your room and to make it look pretty at the same time? Recycling is important and also an affordable way to create decorations for your bedroom. As teenagers we tend to leave stuff everywhere around our rooms, but there’s a way to combine creativity, organization, and our [...]
Here are some tips for making healthy after-school snacks that are tasty and good for you. Veggie Wrap Ingredients: Whole wheat tortilla Spinach Avocado Shredded cheddar cheese Mushroom Tomato Ham Procedure: Place ham, spinach, mushrooms and tomatoes inside a whole wheat tortilla. Put the shredded cheese and avocado on it. Put as many ingredients as [...]
It is an experience to be able to listen to a grandma, aunt, or mother tell a famous “cuento” (story) like” caperucita roja” or red riding hood in Spanish. Often through literal translation much of the beauty that is Spanish is lost. It seems today that more and more Latinos and Latinas are not being [...]
My favorite part of Halloween is getting all of my friends and family together for a pumpkin carving night! I love to see all of the simple and intricate designs that everyone comes up with. It is something that you can do to have a good time, and it is a fun bonding experience. Here [...]
As the summer gets closer to ending, you’re probably already thinking about what outfit you’ll wear on the first day of school. If this is the year you plan to sport a new look, you don’t need to go back to school shopping to find something that fits your own personal style. Update the clothing [...]
When I was in the third grade, I always did my class work and finished it quickly. I had just started my first year in my school’s gifted and talented program, which put a target, invisible to me, on my back. I wasn’t aware that people didn’t like me when I was in third grade. [...]
Young Latinas are taking a stand against digital photo altering in magazines for teens and women to redefine what is beautiful. Many fashion magazines feature pictures that are “perfected” with the help of technology tools like Photoshop. Digital altering can completely change the image of model from hair color to waistline and blemishes to weight. [...]
Teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, with his boyish charm, has made girls around the world swoon in stadiums everywhere. Since his discovery in 2008, he has topped the Billboard charts with his hits such as “Baby” and “Boyfriend,” been on the cover of nearly every magazine and has even been featured on the big screen with [...]
Latinitas speak out about all the photoshopping done to magazine covers and advertisements. With the ease of photo editing software, magazine editors are altering the images of models and what you see isn’t always real. Find out what these Latinitas readers think in their letters to the editors of teen magazines expressing their opinions. Dear [...]
Growing up there are tons of pressures from school to issues with friends and family. These chicas have found creative outlets to express themselves, let out their feelings, deal with emotions and destress. “I write in my journal or take a run. I don’t like talking about my emotions.” -Kylah, age 12 “I express my [...]
These chicas are dreaming big. Girls describe their personal, career and community goals. My career and education goal is to go to college at UT Austin and get A’s in all my classes. My community goal is to go green. My goal for my family is to grow bigger. My friends goal is to finish [...]
A special mom would help her daughter with her first steps, A special mom would help her daughter up when she falls, A special mom would tuck her daughter in at night, A special mom would hug her daughter when she has a bad dream, A special mom would be there when her daughter has [...]
It’s Monday morning and the sound of an alarm clock goes off. A young girl wakes up and gets ready. She has breakfast, grabs her backpack and says goodbye to her parents before leaving to go spend the next seven hours at school. When she arrives at school, she passes the hallways through a sea [...]
When I was ten, I can remember one late Christmas mass where we always have a tradition to light the candles when Jesus is born. We had just said a special prayer, and when I turned my mother’s candle was lit, but mine was not. She passed hers down and lit mine. My culture [...]
A mentor is someone that guides you on a path that can impact your life and change your whole perception on things. Your mentor can be your mom, dad, sister, teacher, or a close friend. It can be anyone. Our teen readers share their story about the women who inspire them. My mom is my [...]
Theatrical Traumas There was this school play that I was in when I was nine. I was all excited because I had actually made it as one of the characters. As my costume, I got to wear this really pretty dress. I was so proud because I would be in front of family and friends [...]
I am beautiful by Yazmine S. I am beautiful because Of my hair color. I am beautiful because I am nice. I am beautiful because Of my eye color. I am beautiful because I have curly hair. I am beautiful because I have friends. I am beautiful by Perla M. Beautiful Eager Awesome Usually Random [...]
Winter by Audrey Rodriguez, age 12 Knit sweaters blocking out the cold air, Christmas cheer for all to share Crisp snow dancing down from the sky, like dandy ice skaters that pass me by. Hot cocoa to chug and snowmen to hug Snow angels pressed into the ground, sledding down a huge mound! Santa Claus spreading [...]
Latinitas write about the meaning of friendship in these poems about their BFFs. Jennifer Fresh Responsible Interesting Endless Nice Delight Shine Hope Independent Promise Friends Friends are kind, friends are cool and awesome, Friends are loving, Friends are family, friends are the best known. Whats a ship that never ends? Friendship Friends never leave [...]
My Angel Written by Hiley Escobar, age 15 You are my angel. When I seem to get myself into a situation and can’t get out. When I have fallen and can’t get up or when I am alone and fear swallows me up whole. You come sweeping down from the heavens surrounding me in your [...]
I am beautiful inside because I am funny. I am beautiful outside because of my hair. I am beautiful inside because I am kind. I am beautiful on the outside because I have a pretty smile. I am beautiful inside because I care about my friends and I try to help them. I am beautiful [...]
Strawberry Cupcakes Your pinkalicious color is beautiful, sweet and so munchy. Please don’t be crunchy! Don’t taste like a pickle… but for my tongue it tickles. -Victoria Hymn: The Doughnut Man Do you know the Doughnut man who lives at Krispy Kreme? Do you know the Doughnut man who eats doughnuts? Do you know the [...]
Love is respectful, it isn’t about being abusive Love is respectful, it isn’t being mean Love is positive, it isn’t about being negative Love is kind, it isn’t about being jealous -By Maribel Love is acceptance, it isn’t controlling Love is support, it isn’t demanding anything from anyone Love is gentle, it isn’t being cruel [...]
You are waiting for someone to pass by you’re waiting for someone who can listen to you they pass they pass but they only give you their back you turn around you see a three year old boy you’re crying he asks you struggling to talk what was wrong you try to smile at him [...]
I am beautiful because I’m a good friend. I am beautiful because I know how to dance. I am beautiful because I go to parties. I am beautiful because I wear tight pants. I am beautiful because I am a trustful friend. Beauty describes many things. I am beautiful because I have a heart that [...]
Father’s Day Poem By Itzel E. We both like to imitate people. We both like watching soccer. We both like the outdoors. We play The Beatles Rockband together. We both love our dog Oreo. We both get mad pretty easily (: But hey i love my Papi :] Father’s Day Poem: By Stephanie C. We [...]