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In-betweenness: Young Latinas and Identity       Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes’ qualitative research suggest that for Latino women the stress involved in negotiating ethnic identity under a stigmatizing environments might be one of the ways in which living in a racialized society affects health outcomes.  Focusing on young Latinas poetry, whether written or spoken found […]

acculturation-mental health

Living on the Border

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Image source: Boston University Moving Borders Living on the Border: A Wound That Will Not Heal . . .The pain and joy of the borderlands–perhaps no greater or lesser than the emotions stirred by living anywhere contradictions abound, cultures clash and meld, and life is lived on an edge–come from a wound that will not […]


Growing Up Latino and Surviving to 25 on Vimeo

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from The Futuro Media Group Surviving the emotional roller coaster of adolescence is a double and sometimes triple challenge for Latino/a youth. Culture and tradition complicate universal adolescent issues like anxiety, depression, peer pressure, and relationships. Youth in immigrant families often have difficulty navigating the different worlds of school and the streets, home and family. […]

Short Films

2014 Festival | You’re Dead to Me | PBS Online Film Festival | Video | THIRTEEN – New York Public Media

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As she prepares to receive family members on an important anniversary a mother cooks, cleans, and fights with her teen over unresolved differences that left them estranged. The argument reveals some rifts in their relationship and resolves itself in an unexpected and touching climax. Source: 2014 Festival | You’re Dead to Me | PBS Online […]