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13 Things Girls Who Didn’t Have A Quince Have Definitely Thought

If you didn’t have a quinceañera – like me – you’re probably not too happy about it. But we are not alone and we need to know it’s going to be okay. Here are 13 thoughts shared by every Latina that wanted a quinceañera but never had one:

1. “Well, they don’t look that fun.” ?

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Okay, yes, this is a blatant lie but LET US HAVE THIS, PLEASE. We don’t want to think about how it was the greatest night of some young girls’ lives; we want to focus on the possibility that it was awful and someone’s tía caused a scene and fell into the cake.


2. “Quince dresses aren’t that great… Right?”

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We’ve all had this thought as we eyed the birthday girl twirling and dancing and looking perfect in her puffy dress. But the truth is some of us WANT to work that giant-technicolor-merengue-realness. MORE TULLE! MORE!


3. “My vals and choreographed dance routine would’ve gone a lot better.”

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Not only would we have danced for at least three more hours, but I would’ve flipped twice through the air and through a ring of fire onto a giant ice swan. So there.


 4. “That entrance was weak.”

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Our entrance would’ve included at least three more fog machines, a complete dance routine to Jennifer Lopez’s, “Waiting For Tonight,” and ending with a fabulous Dirty Dancing-type jump. No biggie.


5. “What hurts most of all is that I missed out a chance to eat even more cake.

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We’re talking cakes made up of fifteen layers and multiple flavors with AT LEAST three drawbridges.


6. “My quince theme would’ve been ah-mah-zing.”

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Disney Princess-Virgen de Guadalupe-meets-Venetian masquerade ball. And no one else can copy.


7. “Okay, at least I didn’t have to deal with my dad changing my shoes.”

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That’s the one thing from the night I can happily dance away from. Literally.


8. “….But it would’ve been cool to have that father-daughter dance.”

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Stomaching the awkward shoe change would’ve been worth it for that tear-jerking father-daughter dance! Any chance to see your papi get emotional in front of familia is a good time; it’s the sweetest thing!


9. “On the plus side, I never had to deal with chambelanes who wanted to be literally anywhere else.”

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Just look at all those big smiles.


10. “Good thing I avoided having to make small talk with 25 cousins I’d never see again.”

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We can rest easy knowing we’ve avoided the exhausting, “Nice to see you again!” even though we’ve literally never laid eyes on them before. Whoops.


11. “And no quince means no fights over the centerpiece.”

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Tía, nooo! Put that knife down!


12. “I guess not having a quince saved a dollar or two.”

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$weet.


13. “And, hey. Every day is a celebration anyway.”

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READ: 7 Quinceañeras Who Didn’t Settle For Basic Themes

Did you have a Quinceañera? What would you have done differently? Let us know in the comments below!

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Community Rallies Around Latina Leader Who Needed A Double Lung Transplant Because Of Covid

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Community Rallies Around Latina Leader Who Needed A Double Lung Transplant Because Of Covid

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There is still so much that we do not know about Covid-19. One of the biggest mysteries is the long term effect of the virus after people recover. One of the most common things caused by Covid is the need for lung transplants. A Latina leader in Milwaukee experienced just that.

Carmen Lerma is a beloved member of the Latino community of Milwaukee.

Lerma was diagnosed with Covid-19 in July. At the time, cases were growing across the country and we knew even less about the virus than we know now. Lerma’s Covid diagnosis led to the beloved community member needing a double lung transplant because of the viciousness of this virus.

“She is very kind. She is very loved,” fellow volunteer and friend Carmen Hernandez said of Lerma to NBC News. “I feel so bad for her situation right now. She can’t even breathe. It’s really hard for me to see her going through this when she’s such an active person.”

Months after her diagnosis, Lerma has a new pair of lungs.

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The Covid-19 pandemic is entering a new and terrifying chapter as cases are growing around the world. Countries in Europe are implementing new restrictions to control the spread of Covid and certain states are follow suit to protect residents. Lerma is hoping that her story can help to convince people of the severity of the virus.

Lerma’s story highlights the seriousness of Covid-19 complications after surviving a diagnosis.

Lung transplants for Covid-19 patients are becoming more and more common as more people are infected with the virus. Currently, more than 8 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Covid. More than 220,000 people have died and cases, which never significantly decreased, are on the rise again in most states.

Lerma is using her story to get people to care about Covid-19.

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There has been a lot of misinformation spread about Covid that has contributed to the spikes. President Donald Trump used his own diagnosis to tell people not to worry about the virus and to get out there and live life, something health experts around the world rebuked. Even Harvard University released a study debunking the claim that certain blood types are more resistant or prone to Covid-19.

In one of the most American traditions, friends set up a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of Lerma’s medical care.

The GoFundMe page has raised more than $30,000 of the $100,000 they are hoping to raise to pay for Lerma’s medical costs. She spent months in hospitals fighting the virus that is currently devastating Wisconsin as it spreads unimpeded. Wisconsin is facing one of the worst outbreaks in the U.S. right now after a conservative judge declared Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions to slow the spread. The state’s Republican Party is suing to reverse the mask mandate, the single strongest tool we have to battle the virus and save lives.

READ: Joe Biden Walks Away With Final Presidential Debate On Healthcare, Covid, And Many Issues

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The ‘How It Started’ Memes Are Filled With The Funny And Wholesome Content We All Need In 2020

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The ‘How It Started’ Memes Are Filled With The Funny And Wholesome Content We All Need In 2020

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It is not a lie to say that 2020 has been a year of disappointment and high-stress scenarios. We’ve had to quarantine from a virus, wildfires are destroying a lot of land, and well, everything else going on has just made things worse. Fortunately, on Twitter trend is giving everyone a chance to see that things can get better.

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a tough year for everyone but one Twitter trend is making life a little better.

We’ve all seen the “How It Started” memes taking over social media in recent weeks. The memes are both funny and inspirational with some showing some amazing glow ups and others showing the crushing reality of everyday life. We have all felt like the man crying over 2020 at some point over the last 7 months. It’s like this year just doesn’t stop.

Relationships are a big part of this meme trend.

Oof. This is painful and so many of us know this to be true. 😭 Sure, we can all blame our relationship woes on the current state of the world. However, that would just be doing a disservice to ourselves and our love lives. Most of us who are single now have been single for a very long time pre-Covid. But, hey, no one knows that you’re lying if you blame Covid.

A few wonderful people highlighted their transition into their true selves.

Stunning. Show-stopping. Magnificent. We love to see it. There is nothing better to see in this world than someone living their authentic truth. Like, go and do your thing. Slay all of the hearts you see, honey, and take no prisoners. We are all better in their world to be surrounded by people living in complete honesty.

The Lil Nas X joined in on the fun and highlighted his own meteoric rise to fame.

The “Old Town Road” singer really did make a big name for himself. Not only did his song get made into a duet and remix with every artist imaginable, he beat Mariah Carey’s record. Lil Nas X went from someone that no one knew to unseating Mariah Carey for longest time spent at No. 1 on the Billboard Charts.

There are some very clever takes on this meme.

So, like, who else feels like they are being personally attacked by this meme? College might have been years ago but these memories linger. Tequila is just one of those things that so many of use have to learn the hard way and those lessons stick with you.

Simone Biles gave us one of the most memorable glow ups of the meme challenge.

Simone Biles is one of the most legendary women to ever walk this planet. The way she was able to make herself known around the world as the best gymnast is no short feat. She is and will always be one of the best women to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.

READ: President Trump Thinks Injecting Disinfectants Could Cure COVID-19 And The Memes Are Hilarious

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