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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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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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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.

Enjoy,

Monica

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: 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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