Undocumented and unreported
Undocumented and unreported
Sylvia Oben— Many immigrants are fearful to admit they have been victims of a crime, mainly because they believe they will be deported from the U.S. if they file a report. One mother feared for not only herself, but also of leaving behind her children. Nereyda Santos, 34, is...
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...
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...
Latina teens face suicide risk
Latina teens face suicide risk
By Angélica Jiménez — Tatiana Mendez Christmas Eve morning 2009, Giovanna Mendez received the phone call no parent should ever receive. Repeated unanswered calls made from her daughter Tatiana’s cell phone and one missed call from the police department caused Giovanna...
More sex education needed for Latinas
More sex education needed for Latinas
By Lisa Cisneros – Mayra Qunitero, 23, is a single mother of two who knows all too well how the silence surrounding sex education in the Latino community can impact a future.  Quintero became a mother at 15.  She had planned on having an abortion but was talked out of it. Her...