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If You Grew Up As A Tomboy, This Post Might Be Way Too Relatable

While your primas were having fun playing with barbies and giving each other makeovers, you were busy playing freeze-tag and basketball outside with the boys. While being a tomboy is a ton of fun, it also has a few downsides…

If you grew up as a tomboy, one thing you couldn’t stand was when your mom would dress you up with cake-topper dresses.

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This was absolute torture.

Once you grew older, however, you had more freedom with your wardrobe choices including Halloween costumes.

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There was no fun in Halloween without some fake blood or scary mask to put on.

Maybe you didn’t dress up like a cute little princess like other girls, but you always looked like a total badass.

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Who said every girl had to be a princess to be cute?

Although it was obvious you preferred to style yourself as a tomboy, people insisted on giving you extra-feminine clothes for your birthday.

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You just had to sit there, pretend that you liked the gift and politely say thank you… for every birthday.

On the bright side, if your brother had the same taste in fashion, his wardrobe also became your wardrobe.

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This is why you always encouraged him to buy you that sweater.

One of the most annoying things was when your mom would tell you “Pareces niño” or when others judged for not being ladylike.

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Whatever that means…

You got shit for not playing with your primas or sitting at the tía table, but you couldn’t help that you preferred hanging out with all of the boys in your family.

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I mean, they’re so much fun. How could you blame anyone?

And when you discovered your sisters or primas were also tomboys, they became your partners in crime.

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Instead of just playing with dolls, you spent time playing freeze-tag, basketball, WWE wrestling and Yu-Gi-Oh.

And since you’ve been rocking your t-shirts, sneakers and jeans for sooooo many years…

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This has been your go-to outfit since you came out the womb.

…Once you decide to brush your hair, put on a little makeup, and throw on a simple dress just because you feel like it, people always react like this when they see you:

 


They make a huge deal to which you respond like ?.


READ: 9 Fashion Trends Latina Babies Had to Deal With


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A Human Rights Attorney Is Being Accused Of Falsely Posing As A Latina During Her Career

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A Human Rights Attorney Is Being Accused Of Falsely Posing As A Latina During Her Career

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Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan is the outgoing president of the National Lawyers Guild and her departure has taken a sudden turn. After years as an attorney, many are now accusing the attorney of posing as a Latina.

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan is facing mounting scrutiny and backlash for her claims that she is Latina.

According to a post on Prism, Bannan has a history of claiming her Latinidad. The post points out several interviews the attorney has given over the years with different publications where she explicitly claims that she is part of the Latino community. In one YouTube video with ¡Voice Latina!, Bannan explicitly says that “as a woman, as an individual, as a Latina” she is inspired to do the work she does because of her hero Oscar López Rivera.

People are calling on others to do better about who they choose to represent various communities.

Representation matters, especially when it comes to the issues that are facing our various communities. It is important to make sure that the representation reflects those being represented. According to Prism, Bannan has been pushing a narrative that she is of Puerto Rican and Colombian heritage for over a decade. She has even spoken out as a Puerto Rican woman that is fighting for the island’s statehood.

There are multiple media moments when Bannan claimed Latino heritage, according to reports.

Prism points to an interview conducted in 2007 where she allegedly told “El Diario” that her heritage was “a little bit Spanish, a little bit Colombian, and a Sephardic Jew.”

“I am racially white, and have always said that. However my cultural identity was formed as a result of my family, both chosen and chosen for me, and that has always been Latinx,” Bannan wrote on Facebook Monday following the story. “My identity is my most authentic expression of who I am and how I pay honor to the people who have formed me since I was a child.”

The story is garnering so much attention because of Hilaria Baldwin and her claims of being Spanish.

Baldwin misled people into believing that she was of Spanish descent when she was a white woman born in Boston. Prism was able to decipher that Bannan is a white woman born in Georgia whose family immigrated from Ireland, Italy, and Russia.

READ: Why Do People Care If Hilaria Baldwin’s Spanish Accent Is Fake Or Not, Anyway?

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A Doorbell Camera Captured The Terrifying Moment A Neighbor Saved A Family From Their burning home

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A Doorbell Camera Captured The Terrifying Moment A Neighbor Saved A Family From Their burning home

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A family from Arizona has tragically been without a home since New Year’s Day. Fortunately, however, thanks to the swift efforts of a neighbor, they still have each other.

On New Year’s Day, the Salgado family was asleep in their home in Avondale, Arizona when they heard a frantic knock at their door. Nicole Salgado’s husband, who lived in the home with their children, opened the front door to find her neighbor shouting at her to get her family out of the house. It was on fire.

The Salgado family woke up New Year’s Day to find their house in flames.

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“We were all asleep,” Salgado explained to CNN in an interview. “Then all of the sudden around 7:30 in the morning, we hear banging on our door and our doorbell is going off and we kind of get scared.”

Their neighbor, Carolyn Palisch, was there telling them to get out of the house. Footage from the family’s home security video shows their neighbor running past flames to get to the home.

“He opened the door and all I heard was our neighbor Carolyn saying your house is on fire you have to get out,” said Salgado.

Salgado, who is a mother to four children, hurried to gather her children. Together, all of them escaped the burning home safely. “It was just kind of frantic at first, making sure we got everyone out and the dogs out,” she explained. “Then once we realized the full extent of it we were just in shock as we watched our home burn.”

Sadly, the Salgado family lost all their belongings in the fire

Salgado explained that the roof of her house collapsed moments after they escaped. According to CNN, firefighters at the scene claimed that if the family had still been sleeping at the time the roof had collapsed they would have inhaled the smoke and likely passed out immediately.

We are so thankful to just be alive,” Salgado explained in a post to her TikTook page. She also included doorbell camera footage of the moment their neighbor came to the rescue.

Salgado’s video has been liked nearly 7 million times on TikTok.

“Never did we think it was going to blow up the way it did. But we are so grateful,” Salgado explained. “We are so glad it did for Carol, to show how amazing she is. If it wasn’t for her it’d be a totally different story. We feel so thankful to her. We’re always going to consider her family. She not only saved us, she saved our kids.”

Salgado says that the cause of the fire is still under investigation and shared that her family has created a Go Fund Me account to help them rebuild their lives.

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