Class Closed

This blog is now closed. It is an archive of work done by class on Chicanas and Latinas in the US: Girlhood to Womanhood, Coming of Age – Loyola Marymount University – Fall 2012

This course explored Chicana and Latina …

My Family Vine, Part III

          Fact : I have never been to a wedding. My family is one of unplanned pregnancies, shotgun marriages, affairs, and divorces, and there is absolutely no room for weddings in the midst of all of …

My Family Vine, Part II

          I have come to accept my family tree for what it looks like, but there are some missing branches that I am still unable to overlook.
          My time in elementary …

My Family Vine, Part I

          Memories are our unique ways of holding on the things we love and things we never want to lose. We have a way o embracing our happiest of memories, but we cannot lose sight of …

My Coming of Age

Throughout the semester, we have read many examples of the ways young women can come of age. Looking back over all the texts, I feel like the ones I relate to the most involve caring for family members, either grandparents …

Loteria Love

In my last post I touched on my love of loteria and before that I wrote about my love for my boyfriend, Justin. For our one year anniversary, I took a pack of Loteria playing cards and wrote on each …