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 […]

A Review of “Rethinking the Concept of Acculturation” (Schwa by Emily Blevins on Prezi

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Image source: https://prezi.com/xw2braphdo_a/a-review-of-rethinking-the-concept-of-acculturation-schwa/ Multidimensional Model of Acculturation Acculturation: a complex phenomenon consisting of distinct components in terms of heritage and receiving cultural dimensions and in terms of practices, values, and identifications. Source: A Review of “Rethinking the Concept of Acculturation” (Schwa by Emily Blevins on Prezi

The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend | VICE | United States

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Picture source: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/the-history-of-the-chola-456 When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can’t help rolling my eyes. Source: The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend | VICE | United States

Culture / Acculturation

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To what culture would Latinas’ suicidal ideations and attempts be bound?     “Is Culture To Blame for High Latina Suicide Attempt Rates?” This is the actual title of an article published by NewsTaco, a Latino online source which provides innovative and insightful news, critique, analysis, and opinions. The headline of the article is significant […]

Is Culture To Blame For High Latina Suicide Attempt Rates? | NewsTaco

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Image source: pixabay.com Aug 29, 2010 Latina girls have twice the rate of suicide attempts as their Anglo and African-American peers:  21%.  Professor Luis H. Zayas has been studying the phenomenon since he accidentally stumbled upon it in the 1980s. I spoke with Zayas earlier this summer about his research and his resulting book, set […]

Who Owns My Body?

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Image source: http://www.stylebyjenny.co.uk/portfolio/ by Elaine Vilorio 03/11/2013 09:49 am ET | Updated May 11, 2013 There’s a disgusting dichotomy in Latin American culture. I see the models, the TV personalities, the actresses on Telemundo, Univision, etc. showing off their curves, the ones in all the right places, the mid-section not included. They don’t look too […]

Latina Teen Suicide Rates On the Rise

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Image source: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d9/f7/68/d9f76841c5640b97f93fd95d62eabb43.jpg An alarmingly high number of Latina teens are attempting suicide and the number continues to increase. Latina teens report some of the highest rates of depression, attributed to their family relationships, lifestyle expectations and bi-cultural differences. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one out of every seven Latina […]