Art Gallery for Girls

I think college is important because we can have a good career and a better life and be successful.

My College Goals

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.  

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Reflections of Frida

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.  

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I Am Unique

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.        

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Inner Beauty Collages

Check out some of our girl’s collages where they expressed words that emphasized their inner beauty and their favorite fashion items.  

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Art Gallery: I Love My Flaws

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.           

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Art Gallery: Shoe Photography

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.  

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“We Can Do It” Photos

Strong chicas express their girl power in this “We Can Do It” photo essay tribute to the woman hero “Rosie the Riveter.”  

DIY for Girls

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts

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

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Last Minute DIY Gifts

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

Photo from http://www.thesitsgirls.com/diy/diy-home-decor/

DIY Room Organization

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

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DIY Room Decor & Organization

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

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Tasty & Heathy Snacks

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

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Learn Spanish

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

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DIY: Jack ’O Lantern Mania

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

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DIY: Update Your style

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

Girl Talk for Girls

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Advice to My 13 Year-Old Self

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

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Changing for a Guy, Right or Wrong?

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

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Sleek Straight to Brittle Hair

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

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Our SHEroes

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

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Girl Talk: I Was Bullied

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

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Girl Talk: What is Beautiful?

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

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Why Justin Bieber Is Lucky

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

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Girl Talk: Magazine Models

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

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Express Yourself

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… Read more

School for Girls

My Goals

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… Read more

OMG Moments for Girls

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OMG Moments

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

Poetry for Girls

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Pharr Away

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

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Poetry: I Am Beautiful

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

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Poetry: Seasons

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

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Poetry: Friendship

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

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Dia de las Madres Essays

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

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Poetry: I Am Beautiful

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

My Diary for Girls

Poetry

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

Poetry for Girls

What does love mean?

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

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Poem: Depression

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… Read more

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I Am Beautiful Poem

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… Read more

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