Category: Latino

How I know I’m truly comfortable in my brown skin

How I know I’m truly comfortable in my brown skin

My mama sent me this heavy black and beige Mexican serape poncho with a big Aztec calendar emblazoned on the front. “I figured you could make some pillows out of it,” she said, remembering the diy serape pillows I made a while…

Northgate Market’s Mercado Project

Northgate Market’s Mercado Project

Imagine shopping at a Mexican mercado where you can find everything you need under one roof — that’s what I discovered at Northgate Market. Spending time at the grocery store is not my idea of fun, but juggling a large…

Why people of color parent their kids the way they do

Why people of color parent their kids the way they do

The sad reality is, this is exactly why people of color parent their kids the way they do. They fear for their child’s life and would rather step in and deal with them harshly rather than let them be killed on the…

LéaLA | Encouraging bilingual books and Latino culture

Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with LéaLA and Latina Bloggers Connect. When I was a little girl, my nose was always in a book. Reading opened up to a whole new world to me. Suddenly, I was…

We All Grow Summit: “When one grows, we all grow”

We All Grow Summit: “When one grows, we all grow”

Blogger conferences can be anxiety-inducing, but the We All Grow Summit by Latina Bloggers Connect in L.A felt more like a reunion of familia. I confess that I’m a total spaz when it comes to conferences. Having to travel to…

Why My Latino Christmas Was Anything But

Why My Latino Christmas Was Anything But

My Mexican-American family enjoyed the tradition of tamales but our holiday celebrations were as American as apple pie. Growing up in a small rural community dotted with orange groves and horse trails and a predominantly white presence, I was acutely…

Remembering Selena Quintanilla

Remembering Selena Quintanilla

Today is Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla’s birthday. She would have turned 43 years old. Wow.  I just can’t picture it–Selena will forever be that beautiful, young woman dancing on stage with a radiant smile and a bustier, looking like she…

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta

Happy birthday, Dolores Huerta! This passionate civil rights activist is 84 years strong today. I thought I would honor her with my Latina peg dolls featuring one of her inspiring quotes. I’ve always felt it to be true–the women in…

Printable: Celebrating Cesar Chavez

Printable: Celebrating Cesar Chavez

My husband and I always make sure we make room in our children’s homeschool journey to learn about important Latino contributions to society. They are vital to our growth as a people and how we integrate with the general culture….

Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos exhibit at MOLAA

Up close and personal: Frida Kahlo, Her Photos exhibit at MOLAA

If you love Frida Kahlo as much as I do, then you’ll want to make a beeline to the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach to catch their new exhibit, Frida Kahlo, Her Photos. I had the…