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...
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...
The housekeeper to my heart
The housekeeper to my heart
By Jennifer Nava— Latina stereotypes are often portrayed in the media. It’s not until it’s reflecting an image that is not true when controversies arise. The Latina woman is usually an attractive housekeeper and a single mother who works day-to-day to survive. The 2012...
Latina portrayal in Orange is the New Black
Latina portrayal in Orange is the New Bl
Marlin Bucio — With a cast full of Latinas, the show Devious Maids reinforces the poor narrow stereotypical depiction of Latina women. On the other hand, the show Orange is the New Black takes it to another level. The show generated more viewers, and hours viewed, than any other...
Rise of Latina leadership through non-profits
Rise of Latina leadership through non-pr
By Elizabeth Giadans — When it comes to working in non-profit organizations, Ann Marquez, president of the National Hispaña Leadership Institute, or NHLI, said it is important for Latinas and Hispanics to get involved and find different ways to give back to the community. “There’s...
Latinas face barriers to mental health treatment
Latinas face barriers to mental health t
By Jennifer Patiño — Latinos, regardless of immigration status, encounter various barriers to seeking mental health treatment. These barriers impacting Latinos as a group include affordability, transportation, lack of resources in their community and scarcity of Spanish speaking...
The emotional toll of being undocumented
The emotional toll of being undocumented
By Jennifer Patiño — Maria, 42 and Esmeralda, 35 are both undocumented women facing mental health challenges. Maria has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. She has been hospitalized four times as a result of suicide attempts and post-partum depression. She is...
Your typical Latino male
Your typical Latino male
By Jan Peña-Davis — Latinas- we come in all shapes, sizes, colors and stereotypes. Some true and others simply ‘entertainment’- or so many believe. But where would we be, ladies, without our males- our counterparts- our sons, brothers, fathers, abuelos, tíos and best friends? And...
My mother’s determination
My mother’s determination
By Luz Garcia — “Cuando yo tenía tu edad….” That’s how my mom begins her lectures in the morning when I decide to skip morning chores and sleep in. She quickly reminds me of all the things she did when she was my age and how sleeping-in was, if anything, a luxury....

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