Tuesday, May 5th is the 2 year anniversary of the Hijas Americanas blog. For awhile the blog was all things Hijas Americanas and in two years, it’s grown to include insights into social justice issues, the writing life, life at home, and the occassional wild tangent. To celebrate the anniversary, I thought I would do a daily tour of the top posts on the blog with each day’s regular subject matter. Today’s are dedicated to body image, self image, personal empowerment, and self awareness. Here are some of our favorites from the past: We all need tunes that pump us up and remind us of our power. That’s exactly what we put together with The Soundtrack of Female Empowerment post where readers and I suggested songs for the ultimate Girl Power playlist.
The arrival of this dress on my door step lifted my spirits for just one moment and then broke my heart because of that ace bandage chest cover. Looking at that dress, brokenhearted, I was reminded of a passage that I had recently read in a memoir. Forlorn, I made my way to the computer and wrote Why Learning to Sew Can Help You Love Your Body.
When one of the young girls in my life said she had nothing to do now that she had broken up with her boyfriend, I got a little bit fired up. See some of that fire in “What’s a girl to do without a boyfriend? Everything.”
I loved the story I recently heard of a friend telling another when she was most beautiful. Read it at “you have never been more beautiful…”
I have a cousin Danny. You should, too, really. And here’s why: Danny says.
Sometimes, we have to start over with treating ourselves the way we should be treated. How can I begin to love myself again offers some tips.