Taboo – Discussing the Truth About Sexual Violence

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Taboo Discussions of sexual violence silenced by culture and language barriers by Erin Freeman Discussing the truth about sexual violence in Latino communities somehow remains taboo despite the growing number of high profile stories of sexual assault and acquaintance rape in the headlines. Sexual assault isn’t any less common among Latinos. In fact, numerous reports reveal higher rates of sexual … Read More

Married Latina with no Kids

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Are you kidding me? Is there such a thing? According to my mother, this is unheard of and abolished by the “Latin Book of Rules” which she has yet to produce the Chapter on “Mandatory Motherhood” for all Latina females. Being the oldest of 2 daughters and to ease my Mother’s anxiety, I bought myself time by proclaiming once married … Read More

Coming Out in the Latin Community – Challenges Persist, but Attitudes are Changing

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Coming Out in the Latin Community Challenges Persist, but Attitudes are Changing by the HealthyMente Staff As a culture, Latinos are known to be an animated and emotional group of people. We wear our hearts on our sleeves and don’t have a problem showing how we feel, many times, in the most dramatic ways. Case in point: Have you ever seen … Read More