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11 Signs You *Are* Your Abuela

Let’s face it: Some of us were just kinda born old. And that’s fine! Because being an abuela before your hair even start graying means lots of candy and comfort. Come see what we mean:

1. You hoard everything – por si acaso!

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1,627,842 napkins seem like just about enough.

2. You’re always hot…

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Figuratively and literally.

3. …And always worried that everyone else is freezing.

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Pónte un suéter, por el amor de Dios.

4. And you think an abanico is a fine accessory.

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Because, again, you’re always too warm and won’t let ANYONE turn the goddamn A/C ON ALREADY?!

5. You have a penchant for strawberry candies.

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Whatever, haters, they’re good.

6. You become increasingly superstitious.

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Go to sleep with your hair wet? You might as well die.

7. You “definitely don’t” take Walter Mercado’s word as gospel.

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Haha, yeah, you’re totally just going to listen to his horoscopes “as a joke.” Ha…ha.

8. You’re gonna need everyone to quiet tf down when your shows are on.

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People better tend to their damn business IN SILENCE when “Pretty Little Liars” comes on.

9. Your metiche levels are through the roof.

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Whaaaat, you’re just making sure everyone is OK…

10. You become more and more obsessed with cleanliness.

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Well, look, wrapping the remote control in plastic makes sense because then we won’t have to clean the remote control, so when you think about it, really, you’re just avoiding cleaning, right? RIGHT?!

11. And, above all, you’re gonna be as damn comfortable as you please.

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And as gorgeous as you please. Get it, young abuela.

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Social Media Shows Up To Help Abuela Living In Dire Straights While Taking Care Of Disabled Great-Grandson

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Social Media Shows Up To Help Abuela Living In Dire Straights While Taking Care Of Disabled Great-Grandson

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All too often we hear stories involving social media that don’t paint the best picture of the digital platforms. From trolls coming for people or fights and arguments going public to sexual harassment and doxxing, social media has so often been used as a tool to do harm.

Thankfully, though, that’s not always the case.

Now we get to tell the story of how one viral video has helped rescue a 90-year-old abuelita and her disabled 17-year-old great-grandson from dire straights.

A 90-year-old abuela and her great-grandson will soon have a new home thanks to support from social media.

Last week, a video was posted to social media about the dangerous and unsanitary conditions a 90-year-old woman and her great-grandson were living in. The woman, from Veracruz, Mexico, lived with her great-grandson, Pedro Miguel, in a shack with tarps for walls and rusted-out tin roof.

The shack was furnished with not much more than a bed, which got wet every time it rained. López’s children have died, her grandchildren have abandoned her, and Pedro is basically the only family she has.

Since the video went viral, DIF Family Services agency met with López and her grandson to assess their health and announced both would get the medications they need. Meanwhile, Leonor López, has been housed in a shelter for the elderly and Pedro was placed in a state-run home where each will remain until authorities can find a home for her and Pedro.

The great-grandmother and her great-grandson are all the other has.

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Leonora has cared for Pedro ever since he was abandoned by his mother shortly after birth. The 17-year-old does not speak and suffers from epileptic seizures.

Before being placed in supportive housing, each day Leonor would leave her house with a rope tied to the arm of her great-grandson as they went out to collect whatever they could to earn money. Some days they’d collect aluminum cans or cardboard to sell and some days they’d visit verdulerías or even private homes to dig through the garbage to find something to eat.

Every two months Leonora would receive her disability pension of $2,500 pesos (or about $125 USD), which she had to use to buy medicines for Pedro. She also told Milenio that she owes money from the last time Pedro got severely ill.

“When he gets sick I take him to the hospital or to the Red Cross, but they charge me a lot, because he has seizures. This time he got sick I took him but they charged me $6,400 [pesos or ($320 USD)] for three days of care.”

However, since being taken into assisted care, Pedro has also been enrolled to receive his own disability pension, which will definitely help address his medical costs.

Sadly, there misfortunes haven’t ended there.

In what is truly a disappointing story, often times when Leonor and Pedro have gone out to try and earn what money they can, they’re home is robbed of what little they have. According to their neighbor Rogelio, the community hasn’t come to their support – instead they steal from the family.

“I don’t see someone coming to help her, on the contrary, what little she has there they steal from her, even though she is alone in her house they steal what little she can gather; people take advantage,” Rogelio told Milenio.

Thankfully, the viral video has helped spur change for the family and they’ll soon have a proper home and the government benefits they’re both entitled to.

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Quarantining Has Chicas Subscribing To Club No-Shave And Are You About It Too?

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Quarantining Has Chicas Subscribing To Club No-Shave And Are You About It Too?

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No doubt the process of hair removal can be a pain in the hiney but when it comes to Latinas, these perils can get a little hairier.

Particularly becomes when it comes to being left to our own devices to remove hair in quarantine things just get worse. Sure, many of us are able to shave our legs on our own but what about the other parts of our bodies that might need a little more waxing and help? Turns out, plenty of Latinas are ditching their razors in quarantine and opting to let their follicles have free reign.

(Mind you, this is all despite the fact that as young Latinas we spent most of adolescence begging our mamas to let us shave.)

With this in mind, of course, we had to ask our FIERCE audience how they’ve been managing their body hair in quarantine.

The answers? They’ll make you want to whip your hair back and forth.

Check them out below!

This chica is saving her shaves only for her public appearances.

“I shave only when my legs are going to be exposed, in public. If I’m not going anywhere or if I’m wearing leggings, I’m not shaving.” –elymora7

This chica committed to not giving others a chance to voice an opinion about her body.

“No shave! And nobody gets to have an opinion about it!” –abejita.bee

This lucky chica who is permanently no longer a peach.

“is there a club I got laser and now I don’t shave?” – andreasnexttrack

Im club shave cuando me da la gana.” –daphneparchmont

“I do what I feel like…sometimes I like the feeling of my leg hair blowing in the wind. Other times I like to feel the cool sheets on my freshly shaven legs. You never what you’re going to get with me.” – likekatiebutwithanh

This chica working out her urges on her legs.

“I started Shaving my legs so I wouldn’t cut my own bangs.” – pancakemakeoutparty

“I gotta shave even though Nobody sees me lol. I like to feel my smooth legs. lol.” – sinnistixI

We’re super impressed by the bare leg dedication of this waxer

“Yo la verdad solo las depilo cuando es muy necesario.” – lalucyv

I go back and forth, depends if I’m lazy or not.”- ivet_dub

Down to once a month…when it gets cold, it’s about to be no times a month.” – plantchulas

This mama who ain’t got time for THAT.

“It’s there a club “I’m a Mom and don’t have time and don’t know what the heck is going on cuz I can’t see past my bellybutton” cuz if like to join that one.” –heytymari

“Club shave every other week.” – priscila_the_engineer

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