21 8 / 2014

👯 with cesyboo! 😁 getting our drink on 😏 #boba7 #BobaWithAKick #downtownLA  (at Boba 7)

👯 with cesyboo! 😁 getting our drink on 😏 #boba7 #BobaWithAKick #downtownLA (at Boba 7)

20 8 / 2014

aztec-princesss:

did you know that Mexico is

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more

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diverse

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So you’re basically saying only Mexican women who have white features are worthy of being called beautiful and of representation.

(via reclaimingthelatinatag)

20 8 / 2014

"

Today, I will greet the sun as my relative
and give the morning my full attention.

I will say “I love you” into the mirror
and draw my eyeliner extra straight.

I will not call myself fat
because everything in my closet will look good on me.

I will rock my huge Latina hips
like the blessing they are.

Watch out!
I might even wear heels.

Today, I will not hand out one unnecessary apology.
Today, I will be Chingona!

"

Yreina Flores Ortiz (via reclaimingthelatinatag)

20 8 / 2014

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Reclaiming The Latina Tag was featured on BuzzFeed!

Here’s the story, which includes some quotes from yours truly provided for the piece and a few of the beautiful selfies some of our followers have submitted:

Tumblr — like Twitter and now Facebook — uses hashtags to categorize conversations on various topics, but what Xochilt Montano found browsing the #latina tag in late 2012 shocked and angered her.

The Reclaiming the Latina Tag founder told BuzzFeed that when she “dared to peek at #latina on Tumblr,” she was shocked to see it was “ALL porn.”

 “That really pushed me over the edge and made me incredibly angry so I had the idea to ‘reclaim’ the tag.” 

Montano sees the selfie as an “act of resistance” against stereotypes.

RTLT regularly makes calls for “Bomb the Latina Tag” sprints, where readers submit photos tagged #latina with information “anywhere from descent, memories, achievements and goals, or random thoughts.” 

Many contributors have been reblogged by fetishists when they tag their selfies.

“It’s pretty tiring having to block all the fetishizing perverts, but it’s worth [it] if we stop seeing hypersexualized (without permission) or demeaning memes on the latina tag. And to creepy people who fetishize yo y mis hermanas: this GIF is for you.”

Readers also submit questions or comments regularly via Tumblr’s Ask feature.

Taking back the tag is about celebration, says Montano: “I want to let people know that there are Latina politicians, writers, activists, scientists, athletes, academics, artists, and award-winning actresses and musicians.”

“I want to celebrate the accomplishments of Latina women and also show that Latinas have different nationalities, races, sexual orientations, ethnicities, psychical characteristics, and social classes…”

“Reclaiming The Latina Tag strives to be a safe space for Latinas to get to know their history and also become inspired by the amazing achievements of other Latinas.”

Montano is the founder but there are four other contributors who also reblog and create content.

To Montano, Latina identity means “finding union within exclusion.”

“Latina for me means being a member of network of women who are proud of their Latin American heritage.”

“Latina means strength to fight against oppression.”

“Latina means our mothers who paved the way for us and our daughters who will continue the resistance.”

“Latina means not apologizing for taking what’s yours.”

“The fight of Reclaiming The Latina Tag cannot be easily accomplished or fulfilled, but I believe that with each new follower we gain and with each post we publish a difference is made.”

(via reclaimingthelatinatag)

18 8 / 2014

lulz-time:

A short story of a college students life

(Source: berrysherlockholmes, via the-absolute-funniest-posts)

18 8 / 2014

(Source: aisforarthur, via 10knotes)

18 8 / 2014

yahooanswerswtf:

This is why we need sex education

yahooanswerswtf:

This is why we need sex education

(via djyoung)

18 8 / 2014

(Source: coolfeminist, via djyoung)

17 8 / 2014

rosalarian:

cubebreaker:

TurboRoo, a chihuahua born without its front legs, was given a 3D printed cart made by San Diego firm 3dyn so he could train to be a service dog for disabled children.

I think we could all use these pics today. Golly!

(via hellogiggles)

17 8 / 2014

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17 8 / 2014

southpauz:

August 13th was officially the 10th year anniversary of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, so I felt like it was time to do some fanart.
So here’s 18 year-old Mac picking up Bloo after school to hang out.

southpauz:

August 13th was officially the 10th year anniversary of Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, so I felt like it was time to do some fanart.

So here’s 18 year-old Mac picking up Bloo after school to hang out.

(via lohanthony)

17 8 / 2014