Sexual Assault Awareness for Latinas
Sexual Assault Awareness for Latinas
By Jenay Wright — Day by Day many individuals spend their time fighting to end the act of sexual violence. This is a major issue that has always been around for some time. It sits on the minds of many while they question when will this cruel act end. The only way, is to continue...
A Mother’s Dream
A Mother’s Dream
By- Cherelinis Filp–All throughout my years of high School teachers, family and friends would complement my work ethic. They praised my good grades until I got pregnant in my senior year of high school. All of a sudden I became just another statistic. I was told that changing...
Clearing the Path for Adult Students
Clearing the Path for Adult Students
By Dana Castillo –Today’s headlines about college students tend to focus on insurmountable debt and the rising cost of college. And those are important issues to address, but all too often, the higher education conversation forgets nontraditional students with college...
Daughter of a Working Man
Daughter of a Working Man
It was weekday just after 3pm. The final bell had rung and students were filing out of the building heading toward the parking lot. Kids pushed and shoved one another as we squeezed through the double doors toward freedom. I couldn’t wait to get home and rip off the uniform that...
I am enough
I am enough
By Jenay Wright– I look into the mirror and see what reflects is my mocha brown skin. As I run my fingers through my hair it tangles to the ends. I move closer to the mirror and gaze into my dark brown eyes.  Then I gently play through my brown medium length hair. I am brown...
Latina artist uses music and movement to change the game
Latina artist uses music and movement to
By Jenay Wright –Her fingers glide smoothly across the strings of the wooden guitar, producing an indie jazzy tone. Her voice begins to project wordless sounds known as scat singing to the melody of her instrument.   She plays gracefully in a music room with the miraculous...
The Adventures of Leaving Everything I Knew
The Adventures of Leaving Everything I K
By Raquel Venado  –  I am one lucky Mexican girl who comes from a hardworking family. As a child I attended bilingual schools. I don´t remember learning the alphabet or learning to read in Spanish, but I do remember doing it in English. I have had so many opportunities to...
In the shoes of a Panaminican
In the shoes of a Panaminican
By Joseline Araujo—As a Latina woman I am proud to be of an unusual yet respected mix. My mother is from Panama City and my father is from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Being from two different backgrounds has been beneficial to my life and personal cultures on both sides...
Is there a place like home ?
Is there a place like home ?
By Jenay Wright —I am so tired of taking virtual tours on Google of a place that seems so close to my heart.  I have done probably about 10 projects about this place throughout my life time.  Every night as a child after my mother tucked me in I stayed up dreaming about how amazing...
We Can Break the Chain
We Can Break the Chain
By Haley Paulino —I come from a culture where the man is always in charge, as well whatever he says goes. Both my mother and father are Dominican and they taught me from young how to treat your husband and how to take care of your home.  From the age of 10 to the age of 13 I was...

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