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Mi Vida Loca & Chicana Feminism

Mi Vida Loca & Chicana Feminism

Mi Vida Loca is the first film to depict working class Mexican-American life through the lives of young Latinas. Even more iconic is its portrayal of Chicana feminism.

I can still remember my first impression of the film.  I knew my mother would never allow me to watch a movie about cholos, so I waited to watch the film at my prima’s house.

My admiration for the film, as a young Latina, stemmed …

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What a year! Spanglish Girl’s 2017 Highlights

Hola, amigas! How are you all?

I know it has been a while since I last shared a personal blog.

So what have I been up to since the finale of the Spanglish Girl Diaries?  Well first there was my birthday trip to NYC with one of my best friends. It was truly one of the best girls trip, ever!  My friend and I spent our days gallivanting around the city, visiting the top tourist and foodie spots.


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Spanglish Girl’s Favorite Styles from the 2017 Latin Grammys

On Thursday, in the city of Las Vegas–my hometown– the 18th annual Latin Grammy’s were held.

The who’s who of Latin Music and Entertainment were in attendance, and the fashion, as to be expected, was on point. Here are four styles that reigned the night. I’ve selected the top looks in each category, highlighting the best dressed. Take a look!

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Latino Beauty Hacks from Abuelita’s Kitchen & Garden

As a young girl, growing up in a rural western town where there were no stores, and money was tight, I and my sisters relied primarily on family beauty recipes passed down from our mother, grandmother and aunts to help treat skin and hair issues.

My grandmother’s home in many ways was the perfect resource.  Her kitchen cupboards were always stocked and her garden abundant. So I guess while most girls visited ULTA …

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Selena Receives Hollywood Walk of Fame Star


For die hard Selena fans, there is finally a star to visit on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The star will forever memorialize not only Selena’s life, stardom, and success, but also be a symbol of her everlasting legacy, which for so many young Mexican-American girls, has always served as  reminder that their dreams too, can come true.

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5 Spooky Podcasts To Keep You Up All Night.


Check out these spooktacular podcasts to get you into the right mood this Halloween season.

The stories chosen are all true stories gathered from NPR’s Snapped Judgment podcast series SPOOKED. The stories gathered all have  Latino elements or themes, because as we all know Latinos always have the best ghost stories.



P.S. Don’t turn the lights off.

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The Spanglish Girl Diaries: Happily Ever After (Season 2 Diary No. 19)

The Spanglish Girl Diaries

Happily Ever After

Season Two Diary No. 19

Series Finale Part 2 of 2

My voice slightly trembling, from the guilt of the pain I was about to cause him, I replied:

“I can’t accept your offer. I’ve worked too hard for the life I have—My career, my house, my freedom—I’m sorry, but I can’t go back to depending on a man.”

I searched his eyes desperately hoping to …

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The Spanglish Girl Diaries: Ride or Die Chick (Season Two Diary No. 18)

The Spanglish Girl Diaries

Ride or Die Chick

Season Two Diary No 18

The first words out of Cristiano’s mouth were, “Is it mine?”

His ex-girlfriend shook her head yes and shared she was 7 months pregnant so it had to be his. I quickly did the math in my head, and I was relieved to realize that at seven months, the baby would have been conceived before Cristiano and I, even met.

Cristiano then …

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The Spanglish Girl Diaries: Mi Novio… (Diary No. 17 Season Two)

The Spanglish Girl Diaries

Season Two Diary No. 17

Mi Novio…

Earrings! He bought me earrings! Not a ring! Thank God…

As Cristiano held the earrings up to me, he asked me to be his girlfriend.

Still recuperating from the scare, my emotions got the best of me, and instead of responding to his question, I placed one hand on my heart and shouted, “Don’t scare me like that! I thought it was a ring!” …

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The Spanglish Girl Diaries: Single Girls Have More Fun (Season Two Diary No. 16)

The Spanglish Girl Diaries

Season Two Diary No. 16

Single Girls Have More Fun

Finally clear of the dance floor—and my admirers—I was free to relax. I found a seat at the very edge the bar and slid off my heels. The bartender neared me and asked what I would like.  I ordered a soda and as I waited for it to arrive, my thoughts turned to Cristiano.

After all the attention I received tonight from men, …

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The Spanglish Girl Diaries: Madrina (Season Two Diary No. 15)

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Season Two Diary No. 15

As I pulled up to Carina’s house, I spotted Natalia peeking out the front window. Within seconds, the front door swung open and she came racing out, Carina following behind her.  Excited to greet my new goddaughter, I jumped out of my car and neared her with my arms wide open.

We met each other with a hug. As I lifted Natalia and twirled her, she shrieked …

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