News Outlets Are Flooded With Terrifying News, But Here’s A List Of Really Good News That Is Affecting Latinx
Every day, television, print, and social media news bombard us with the worst of the world’s major updates and reports. From news of global warming and racism to accounts of mass shootings and political in-fighting, it’s hard to see any good news in these daily publishings. It can get overwhelming and downright depressing. It begins to feel like there is nothing but negativity and bad news in the world.
However, we know that isn’t true. No matter how bad it seems, there are daily triumphs that we should celebrate as sources of positivity and hope in our world — no matter how small these wins seem. We asked our FIERCE readers to share with us some of the good news that is happening in their lives. Hopefully, their stories of success will rejuvenate you and remind you of your own personal victories.
1. Dad deserves some rest and relaxation.
“Dad told me today he is preparing to retire in December! This man, like many of our fathers/grandfathers, was up every day at 5 AM working hard to make sure I had everything – now he can relax and let me (try) to make sure he has a nice retirement ❤️” — @mianoel18
2. They grow up so fast.
“My two-year-old started preschool today. The regional center is paying for 2 days. It took a lot of work to get to this point. I’m a single mom ❤️” — @xochitl_esperanza
3. An educated Latina.
“Graduating with my Ph.D. soon. Proud First-gen Mexicana ❤️ !! ” — @ana_kaboom
4. You are worthy of good things.
“I’m currently applying to medical school and my imposter syndrome was hitting me pretty hard but after my first interview, I’m excited about the rest. (I got interviews at schools I thought would flat out reject me)” — @elizpicazo
5. Making her dreams come true.
“This 43-year-old mother of two just passed her first-year law school exam! Less than 20% of those who take it pass. In three years I’ll be taking the California bar exam! It’s never too late to go after your goals!” — @mujerlaw
6. Congrats, you’re a homeowner!
“Officially done paying my house as of this month 🙏🏼😭🙏🏼😭🙏🏼” — @teresasole48
7. A reunion worth waiting for.
“I haven’t seen my best friend in two years and she bought her plane ticket today to join me for Thanksgiving and I am SO EXCITED 😍😍😍😍” — @katie.i.cannon
8. Pay it forward.
“A job opportunity at this place I volunteer for opened up and I’m really excited about it. I applied it’s a legal advocate position to help innocent victims of all crime. I just really want to pay it forward and be who I needed when I was younger. I’m just asking for prayers and good vibes this way 🙏🏽” — @pieldecanela__
9. Get that bread, girl!
“I am starting my first job after college on Monday! I will help in launching a Latinx outreach program! I am so excited” — @bookwormweirdo
10. Support those Latina-owned businesses.
“My gringo esposo and I started a Paleteria @gringojakespaleteria and we entered a competition to win our own shop with free rent for a year! 👏🏽👏🏽 Even if we don’t win, we’ve learned so much and conquered our fear of public speaking! 💗” — @oliviamsal
11. A multitude of blessings.
“I just graduated from UW-Madison (just announced #13 public university in the country). I am a first-gen college student so I am so so proud of myself. Still looking for a job (accepting all prayers/good vibes thx 😊). My parents have been looking for their first house for months and are set to close and move in at the end of the month!” — @april_rose13
12. So much to be thankful for.
“I nailed the audition for @tedxevansville and will be speaking about our Latinx community on November 8th! I just moved across the country too, and I both my company and myself are starting new projects and getting more business 🙏🏽❤️ @officiallawtina also my parents are opening the first authentic Latin American restaurant (Serving 9 countries’ foods) in September 17th in a small town where it is finally starting to diversify more and become more inclusive, and this is a HUGE step for the community!” — @cindypetrovalfaro
13. Celebrate Latina creators.
Instagram / @weallgrowlatina
“My film @hyphenfilm is hitting the film festivals! Even up for a film star award 🙂” — @riaservellon
14. Travel feeds the spirit.
“My Ma and sis got to travel to Spain 🇪🇸 🙏🏽 We are not rich rich so to us this is Amazing!!!! @jjj259 @essjayyvee 💕 have fun love you!!!” — @jayyvee_xo