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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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