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.”
It is always hard to buy a gift for a guy friend, brother, uncle, or a boy. Your uncle would probably not like a bouquet of roses as much as your aunt. And even though we are all kids at heart, you can’t really buy your grandfather a doll. Now is the time to really… Read more
That time of the year is coming again, the time where you walk in to the stores and you see pink, red, and white all over the place, stuffed animals of all sizes and chocolates, but everything is the same; it’s time to create something special and unique! The Scavenger Hunt: You’ll need balloons, paper… Read more
Looking for a last minute gift? Avoid the crowded malls and give a loved one something extra special this holiday season. Here are some easy and quick DIY gifts you can give a loved one this holiday season. Toss the boring gift card packaging away and make your own gift card holder. Materials: - Scissors… Read more
Tired of all the clutter around your room? Try these simple DIY tips to spice and organize your room on a budget. Let your creativity flow and if you love them so much, you can even give one as a gift to your friend. Magazine storage Magazines can pile up and take space in your… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
There’s a really dreamy guy who you and your friend just “ooh” and “ahh” over. Everyone thinks he is just the best guy in the whole wide world, a total cutie. One day your wish comes true: He talks to you and thinks you are pretty awesome. But, the hard part, what about your friend… Read more
We live in a very social world, constantly surrounded by people. Even when we’re at home and no one’s around we can still communicate through e-mail and texting and social media, so even then we’re not “alone.” We’re always told that when someone is alone they must be sad or have no friends, when in… Read more
Latinitas celebrated Women’s History Month by hosting a blog-a-thon. Members of the MyLatinitas.com community shared heartfelt advice they wish they were told when they were 13 years old. “Popularity is a big one. When I was thirteen I tried hard to be an extrovert, and I thought being ‘shy’ was a weakness. Whenever someone ignored… Read more
Thinking you found the perfect man is one of the best feelings in the world; suddenly your world has turned upside down, and your eyes shine every time you think about him, talk about him, or just look at him. First love or finding love at any age could make a girl, or woman, change… Read more
The sleek straight hair is still as popular as ever. Society’s standards have managed to focus on curly hair as being less tidy or perhaps the less than ideal counterpart. Straight hair dominates as the “perfect” predecessor to girl’s night out and weekend dates. One must wonder, how does society play a role in the style… Read more
Although they don’t always get as much attention as males, many inspiring notable women have made an impact throughout history. Our history books are often packed with many male heroes, but we still have a huge lack of ‘Sheroes’ stories in our history books. We asked Latinitas to write about a woman in history that… Read more
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…. Read more
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…. Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
Have you ever wondered? What life would be like, If we were all the same. What would be exciting about life If we were all the same? Never learning new things, Never seeing new things, Never doing new things, That would be a waste of a lifetime. If we were all the same, How could… Read more
By Sara Cabrera I eat menudo and barbacoa with a fresh warm packet of Guerrero tortillas on Sunday mornings after mass. After, I drive at 3 mph down the bumpy Raul Longoria Road to go to La Pulga de Alamo and to beat the Rio Grande Valley heat. There I buy verduras y frutas frescas… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more