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CALM➸MYSOUL

Oregonian. Latina. Feminista

Latinx Privilege 

  I am Brought up by Mexican immigrant parents and was born and raised in the US. Growing up, I knew I was a little different than my Latinx familia. I remember my dad explaining to my 10 year old... Continue Reading →

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Latinx Graduate 

Brown girl, Dream all those dreams. Live for your own approval. Create your own spaces Keep your palabra. Be proud Be resilient Crave adventure Adorn yourself with love Be you unapologetically Because you will make it. Raza Grad and proud.... Continue Reading →

A taste of Lemonade 🍋

Where are the Beyoncé fans who were there for "Crazy in love" or "Single ladies"? Now that she's spitting truth and a reality that Black women face, it's all of a sudden a "she's just rich and famous crying about... Continue Reading →

To The Brown Women:

I've been driving back and forth from you. My mind a beehive swarming with thoughts. And I don't think to come back. I don't stay to bare the silence anymore. I don't stay to wait to wait... and wait. And... Continue Reading →

Interracial couple: My life

A little bit of history I learned in my Chicano class: Segregation in many schools began in the early 1900's in the United States to help maintain a segregated society. Not only was there segregation with Mexican students, but also... Continue Reading →

Running 

"But I run. I run for my own good. I run, and carry the women in my line in my heart, even as they stand in shock at my behavior. I run for me, and for them, and for all... Continue Reading →

Our Mourning Is Broken

" Stand with Paris, but stand with all terrorized peoples, not just those who the media deems worthy. Stand with those on our own soil who are reeling from the effects of oppression and violence. Red white and blue banners... Continue Reading →

Growing Up and Getting Better

As a student about to graduate college, it was inspiring to read this article.

Rose Water Magazine

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The first few years of post-grad life have been chaotic. If you are lucky enough to have been able to go to college, you may find yourself experiencing some of the realities of ‘the real world.’  After 4 years of a scheduled, predictable life- it’s now time to make life changing decisions. Where should I work? Where should I live? Should I try to keep up my long distance friendships? Should I go back to school? Is this worth spending the money? Do I even HAVE money? Am I going to get food poisoning if I eat this?

It’s easy to get caught up in ‘adulting’ and long for your years in college. College was your own little customized social bubble full of friends and activities. Your only worry was Comm class in the morning. If you actually made it to class, you only had to roll out of bed, throw on…

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DIY Coffee Table 

After having Pinterest for a long time, I can say that I am insanely obsessed with it. It is perfect for everything I need and want in my life. I go from planning my wedding, to planning out the interior... Continue Reading →

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