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13 Damn Good Reasons Why Some Of Us Choose Not To Have A Quince

Turning 15 is both a huge deal and… also kind of not? Obviously, if you’re a huge party person, celebrating your 15th birthday in a sparkling gown with choreographed group dances can sound like heaven. But if it’s not your thing, hey. Don’t stress.

Here’s why it’s perfectly OK to not want a big, fancy quiceañera:

1. They can get expen$ive as hell.

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Venue space, photography, table rentals, a DJ, food, cake, drinks, a dress, a second outfit, dance instructors, a sparkling tiara made of frozen puppy tears… it all adds up!

2. If you hate being the center of attention, they can feel super awkward.

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Not all of us love dancing or posing for photos in front of everyone we’ve ever met. (Not to mention all those strangers parents invite without telling you.)

3. If you can’t dance, you gon’ cry.

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Practicing a vals for six weeks and still looking like an inflatable tube dancer is not cute.

4. …And having to practice dance routines WILL take up a huge chunk of your time.

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Just a casual few months while you also go to school, sports practice, make time to study for exams, go to your part-time job, and try to have anything resembling a social life.

5. You might have to exclude friends when picking your court…

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There’s just not enough room in the court for Caro A., Caro F., and Caro G. 🙁

6. …Or you’re forced to include primos you’re not even that close to.

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Great, now you have to add booger-eating Nidia into the mix.

7. You have to fight the fear that your chambelanes are going to drop you on your ass and/or face.

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BOOM.

8. At some point, your dress will swallow you into a black hole of itchy tulle and too-tight bodices.

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TFW when you weigh 120 pounds and your dress weighs seven tons.

9. There WILL be fights over centerpieces.

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Tía Esmeralda is gonna knock your abuela TF OUT.

10. Inevitably, strangers will take pictures of you having your picture taken in a park.

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“Now stare off into the distance while leaning against this tree. No, no, like you LOVE the tree.”

11. Some traditions, like having your dad put your heels on you, feel… Well. They’re just not for everyone.

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“Can’t I ‘become a woman’ while putting my own shoes on? And while we’re at it, what’s wrong with sneakers?”

12. It can get so busy that you don’t find time to eat.

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Ignore the hordes of tías! Side-swipe abuelo! Jump over that person who everyone says is your cousin, but you’re not quite sure! Just grab that macaroni salad and hang on for dear life, girl!!!

13. Not everyone feels “grown up” at the same time.

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There’s no real point when a person “becomes” an adult. It’s a process! Some of us might be forced to grow up a little faster because of responsibilities, sure, and some of us don’t quite feel like adults until age 172. So do you. We won’t judge.


This Guy Actually Threw a Quinceañera for His Dog

Did you have a quince party? If you didn’t, do you regret it at all?

This Organization Helped #WallOffTrump During The Republican National Convention

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This Organization Helped #WallOffTrump During The Republican National Convention

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The Republican National Convention got quite the surprise guest: a massive banner wall. Multiple organizations teamed up with Mijente to create a wall long enough to wrap around Public Square, near Quicken Loans Arena, where the convention is taking place. Here’s what went down.

The first thing that protesters did was cut off the entrance to the Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Republican National Convention.

The “wall” consisted of several sheets stitched together to make one long banner wall.


As you can see, all the sheets were covered in “bricks” and “chainlink fences” with the words “Wall Off Trump” prominently displayed.

Seriously, this wall just kept going and going and going.

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The protesters stood hand in hand singing…

…and chanting words of peace and encouragement.

There were even some hardcore protesters who wore the sheets as shirts and formed a human chain.

So many people came together to make this wall dream come true.

Mijente is the organization that really got the ball rolling with the project, getting other groups on board.

“In polarized times we need to be building more bridges between us and less walls that divide us,” Marisa Franco, the director of Mijente, said in a press release. “But if Trump is set on building a wall. We’re going to give it to him. But we’ll be walling off his hate. We won’t go quietly as he campaigns to put us back in the closet, back across the border, or to the back of the bus.”

One of the groups that participated is full of veterans.


Yeah. These are the same military folks that Tump claims to admire and appreciate him so much.

These military bad boys even stood at the front of the wall, showing that this movement has muscle. (?)


Looking good, boys. ??

Organizations around the country are filling Twitter with love for these protesters.

And those who can’t be there in person are cheering along with the hashtag.

https://twitter.com/almost_elsa/status/755850115512987648

People. Are. Here. For. It!


READ: Trump Supporters Are Basically Out-Of-Shape Crossfitters. Here’s Why.

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