Most recently published stories in Viva.
Before I begin, I figured I should share a portion of my accreditations 💁🏽♀️ One reason I quit riding as a young person (just to get it sometime down the road once more) was a direct result of my boobs 🤦🏽♀️ As a teen I was "honored" with GG cup boobs that caused huge torment and shame. I can genuinely say that if the item and ability that presently exists in the Sport Bras industry was around at that point, I most likely couldn't have ever stopped my riding. Truth be told, it wasn't until subsequent to having had a bosom decrease that I hopped back in to the seat 🏇🏽
The Diary of a Single Mother
One morning, I woke up and decided, I was ready to be a mother. I wanted to see the ten little fingers and ten little toes. I was ready to listen to the heart warming giggles. I thought, the slobby kisses and hugs from a tiny person is just what I needed. At that time, I truly thought I was ready to be a mom. I thought, I was equipped with everything. I graduated university, I was working within my career, I had money in the bank, a stable home, a loving partner, married for over 4 years. And most importantly, I was at my prime pregnancy age. I was under thirty and didn’t want the biological clock ticking ahead. Motherhood, oh it sounds so sweet.
Esperanza Rising- Literature review Esperanza Rising transports us into the lives of Mexican-American immigrant agriculture workers and we get to see the kind of extreme hardships they had to suffer during the 1930’s depression era in the United States. What makes this novel so important is the representation of strong, independent, minority women and girls who were able to overcome the challenges of systemic racism, extreme poverty and all while living under the rule of a patriarchal society. Children, especially young girls, need to have access to more powerful stories like Esperanza Rising which provides worthy role models and important messages like never being afraid to start over. Books that defy gender stereotypes and teach young girls that they have more choices than they realized, and that they might be more powerful and capable than they could have ever imagined are critical in the fostering of the future female leaders of the United States, and the world; books are powerful. Nelson Mandela asserts, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” (Duncan, A., 2013).
Me, the Anti-Abortion Mouthpiece Who Became Pro-Choice
I was 14 years old, living in my Mexican border town, and our high-school teacher had organized a debate on abortion. He asked us who wanted to be on the affirmative and the negative side of the discussion. Other kids and I quickly raised our hands to say we wanted to be “against.”We were given a day to prepare.
10 Hacks to Help You Become a Period Ninja
It's that time of the month again. You know, your monthly visitor? Do you feel like your monthly cycle is a time where it's hard to get anything done? Do you find yourself feeling drained, tired, and moody every month? It's no surprise that the menstrual cycle can take such a toll on our bodies.
Things They Never Tell You
It starts out like a normal day. You're sitting on the couch watching Netflix, you're washing the dishes from the night before or maybe you're concentrating super hard at work; your normal is no longer normal after today. Were you expecting a period that never arrived? Have you been trying for years and today is your nerve racking day to test? Or maybe like myself, you had no symptoms at all that Mother Nature's gift was being delivered. Something feels different, something has changed.
Many women have hard pregnancies or have a hard time conceiving or can't conceive at all. I am one of those women that have hard pregnancies. I have an incompetent cervix. This means that the cervix opens up too early causing premature birth.
Stereotypes Subliminally Taught in Disney Films
Disney has been making animated films for kids since Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs was released in 1938. Kids have been growing up with these films since then and have been looking up to characters in these movies as role models. By watching these types of movies during a young age when kids are easily influenced by the media, it is evident that these films have had an important part of the development of particular stereotypes.
Making the Wahm decision
Mothers who work at home (or Wahms) are a growing population of working America. As more and more women want to spend time with their children and need to bring in an income, there has been a boom in the work-at-home industry. Deciding to work at home is not always an easy one. Before you decide that being a Wahm is right for you, you need to take a few things into account.
From Womanhood to Queendom
Greetings! Life, prosperity and health to you. Spirit has put it on my heart to start sharing some of the stages that women go through towards being a Goddess. I will be writing about the stages and this is the very first of many. So let's hop right on topic...
4 Times I Felt Discriminated Against for Being a Female Developer
In the last International Women’s Day, I wrote about my experiences as a woman working in tech, an industry known for being widely male-dominated. My career is as short as three years old, but during that time I have had the privilege to have different experiences, from corporate to startups, from national to international environments, from onsite to fully remote. This gives me a broad experience to comment on the matter, especially since I’ve already encountered so many problematic situations that must be brought to light and discussed.
Semiotic Analysis of Emma Stone’s Revlon Advertisement & Its Sociological Effects
Advertisements have a powerful impact on the way we subconsciously view ourselves and the world around us. Effective advertisements, especially visual ones instill emotions and ideas into their audience regarding themes such as gender, body, and consumption. If we understand how advertisements manipulate us, we will become better able to identify the manipulating elements and avoid becoming brainwashed.