Stories of Mothers and Daughters

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A Latina daughter, her American immigrant mother, and 157 Barbies I want to begin this blog with a story that reflects the complex relationship between American daughters raised by Latino immigrant mothers and at the same time highlights the resolution, creativity, and endurance of both Latino mothers and their daughters. The title of the blog […]

My Immigration Story | The story of U.S. immigrants in their own words.

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I am 16 years old. My mother and I are both from Guatemala. My mother was forced to have sexual intercourse when she was 14. She got kicked out and struggled trying to find a place to sleep. My father heard about it and didn’t care. His sister gave her a place to sleep but […]

Immigrant Mothers–Living With a Heart Divided – New America Media

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New America Media is a nationwide association of over 3000 ethnic media organizations representing the development of a more inclusive journalism. Founded in 1996 by Pacific News Service, New America Media promotes ethnic media by strengthening the editorial and economic viability of this increasingly influential segment of America’s communications industry. Source: Immigrant Mothers–Living With a […]

La Cantaleta: The Hidden Cry for Help

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“Recógeme eso! ¡Ponte a limpiar coño! ¡Muchacha de mierda! ¡Levántate! ¡Ahora! ¿Y porque tu no estás? ¡Tu amas a tus amigos mas que a mi! ¡Si te tengo que decir otra ves! Me duele la espalda. Hazme un té.” Of all the things I remember about my childhood, one distinct recurring memory I have is […]

Celebrating Immigrant Mothers – America’s Voice

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Picture source:AMOR MIGRANTE (YouTube Official Video) – Elena & Los Fulanos Immigrant mothers are worthy of admiration. This is how I concluded a short essay about my undocumented mother, Vilma, who has overcome her fear of deportation. In the essay, I wrote about my mother’s unwavering spirit, her sacrifices, and her ability to always have […]

From Nth Africa To France, ‘Fatima’ Tells The Story Of A Mother & Her Teen Girls In A New Culture – GirlTalkHQ

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Picture source:http://girltalkhq.com/from-nth-africa-to-france-fatima-tells-the-story-of-a-mother-her-teen-girls-in-a-new-culture/ There’s a LOT of talk about immigration around the world right now. No matter which country you live in, it’s hard to escape the political lens that this this issue is often dominantly seen through. Whether it is Brexit, or Donald Trump’s divisive rhetoric, immigration has sadly becoming a plaything in the hands […]

Suicide rates among Latina teens skyrockets to new heights – NY Daily News

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Image source: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/suicide-rates-latina-teens-skyrockets-new-heights-immigrant-moms-daughters-weigh-article-1.125351 This weekend’s Out Of The Darkness walk through Brooklyn and Manhattan brings the devastating issue of suicide back into the spotlight. Source: Suicide rates among Latina teens skyrockets to new heights – NY Daily News

Open Letter From an Immigrant’s Daughter to Immigrant Mothers – Brown Girl Magazine

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[Photo Source publicdomain.net] http://www.browngirlmagazine.com/2016/06/open-letter-immigrants-daughter-immigrant-mothers/ Dear immigrant mothers, You don’t know me. But on behalf of your children, and your children’s children, I want to thank you for your incredible strength and courage. Source: Open Letter From an Immigrant’s Daughter to Immigrant Mothers – Brown Girl Magazine

The Mother-Daughter Relationship | Impacto Latin News ™

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Image source: http://www.impactony.com/the-mother-daughter-relationship/#sthash.HGf8TTqi.dpbs When Mami Is Not The Mother You Wish You Had Latina daughters are proud of their mother’s strength. They respect the sacrifices their mothers have made for their children and family. As a result, the Latina mother-daughter bond is often anchored on admiration and gratitude. By Angélica Pérez-Litwin Undeniably, the mother-daughter relationship […]