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These Latinas Rocked The DNC With Their Powerful Speeches

The Democratic National Convention started on some pretty rocky ground, but the list of speakers, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, really turned the mood around. There were two other speakers, though, that really gave the crowd some touching and thought-provoking speeches: Eva Longoria and Demi Lovato. Both touched on different issues that many Democrats and Americans have been thinking about this election cycle.

Eva Longoria set the record straight on just how we came to have that border.

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Longoria shared her own personal story of being part of a family that had been in the same town for decades when all of a sudden the U.S. took control of what is now Texas. Overnight, her family went from living in Mexico to living in the U.S. through no control of their own.

Then she went in on Donald Trump, starting with the criminal and rapist tagline of his entire campaign.

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“In fact, my father is a United States veteran,” Longoria told the crowd in Philadelphia.

“When Trump cruelly mocked a disabled reporter…”

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Longoria also called out Trump on his sexist comment about how “a wife who works is a very dangerous thing.”

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Not only was he insulting Longoria herself, who is a working wife and mother, she also felt it insulted her mother. As she explains in the speech, her mother worked as a special needs educator for 30 years while raising four children and being a loving wife.

All of this led to Longoria’s greatest moment in the speech, where she points out the diversity in the DNC compared to the RNC.

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“A Latina from south Texas is introducing the first black senator from New Jersey on the week we’ll nominate our first woman candidate for president of the United States.”

During the same day at the DNC, Demi Lovato took the stage to talk about mental health issues in the country.

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“But I’m lucky,” Lovato continued. “I had the resources and support to get treatment at a top facility.”

She warned about the serious effects not getting proper treatment can have on a person with a mental illness.

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“Unfortunately, too many Americans from all walks of life don’t get help,” Lovato said. “Either because they fear the stigma or cannot afford treatment.”

She even called on all politicians to support the fight to expand mental health care in the U.S. to help millions of Americans suffering in silence.

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“I’m doing my very small part by having the treatment center that saw through my recovery on tour with me so that at least a small group of people, even for a brief moment, can have the same support that I received,” Lovato passionately told the crowd. “It may not be a lot, but we have to believe that every small action counts.”

Watch Eva Longoria’s speech here…

…and Demi Lovato’s speech here.


READ: Selena Gomez And Eva Longoria Are Setting The Record Straight About Women Empowerment

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Latinas Talk: Therapy Hangovers

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Latinas Talk: Therapy Hangovers

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For all of the societal issues and pressures that Latinas are currently dealing with today, no doubt it’s important for us to have access to mental health tools. Seeing a psychiatrist or therapist can help with managing the strange times we are currently experiencing or, at the very least, help us to cope with them. But diving deep into personal traumas and issues can have different effects for different people. For some, the period after a session can be brutal, like a therapy hangover. For others, it can be insightful and empowering.

Recently, in an effort to normalize therapy, we asked Latinas how they typically feel right after a session and the responses were pretty insightful.

Check them out below.

The period after the session can be emotional.

“Once a week! There is always work to be done on myself and navigating that with the right therapist makes a huge difference. As someone with depression and anxiety, I have to protect myself in these emotional times while also have a space to heal from past traumas.” – carina.s.cruz

It can make some people feel on top of the world.

“I don’t talk to a therapist anymore but I remember feeling so good after my sessions, my therapist was amazing and some days I miss having those sessions.” – lxandreaa

Sometimes it can feel like its the best part of the week.

“I used to do biweekly, but now I switched it to weekly. It’s honestly the best part of my week. I can let me guard down and I don’t have to pretend that everything is ok. It’s nice to have an hour to openly process my grief and get valuable insight that leaves me feeling stronger and empowered.” – alexis.eileennn

So helpful that sometimes it’s worth doubling up on sessions.

“Weekly! And if she plans a two-week vacation, two times a week! 😆 I’ve been going to her for five years. I can’t imagine my life without her rn.” – likekatiebutwithanh

But ultimately for many Latinas, the period after a session can be empowering.

“Every two weeks! I feel empowered. I feel lighter. I feel like I have a solid compass in hand helping me on my journey. It helped to find someone who understood BIPOC trauma and generational racism so that I didn’t have to validate my experiences at the onset. My only regret is that I didn’t do therapy earlier in my life.” – feliciagonzalezbrown 

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Demi Lovato Got Engaged And It’s Something Everyone Is Loving

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Demi Lovato Got Engaged And It’s Something Everyone Is Loving

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Demi Lovato has had a very wild ride in recent years. The singer hit rock bottom and overdosed on drugs after years of sobriety. After all of the wild ups and downs in her life, Lovato is sharing some news that we are all celebrating, her engagement.

Demi Lovato is engaged and it is so sweet.

After four months of dating, Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich are officially engaged. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer shared the news on social media and fans are pumped. During these crazy times, any good news is so welcome by anyone.

Friends, family, and fans are pouring congratulations on the newly engaged couple.

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Love is a beautiful thing. Seeing two people share that love without pretense is something to be celebrated. Lovato gushed over her new fiancé and celebrated this new chapter in her life.

@maxehrich – I knew I loved you the moment I met you. It was something I can’t describe to anyone who hasn’t experienced it firsthand but luckily you did too,” Lovato wrote in her IG caption. “I’ve never felt so unconditionally loved by someone in my life (other than my parents) flaws and all. You never pressure me to be anything other than myself. And you make me want to be the best version of myself. I’m honored to accept your hand in marriage. I love you more than a caption could express but I’m ecstatic to start a family and life with you. I love you forever my baby. My partner. Here’s to our future!!!! 😩😭❤️😍”

Ehrich shared his own tribute to their new engagement.

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“Ahhhh 💍😭💓 You are every love song, every film, every lyric, every poem, everything I could ever dream of and then some in a partner in life,” Ehrich wrote in a separate IG post. “Words cannot express how infinitely in love with you I am forever and always and then some. I cannot spend another second of my time here on Earth without the miracle of having you as my wife. here’s to forever baby 💍 ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jeuejfjqjweuvu I’m so excited 😭😭😭 you are the most beautiful inside and out in the entire world & I couldn’t be more grateful God brought us together ❤️ 🙃💍💍💍😭I LOVE YOU SO MUCH @ddlovato AND WILL FOREVER CHERISH YOUR PURE, BEAUTIFUL, INFINITE SOUL.”

Congratulations to the new couple.

Now we wait for their wedding. Maybe she’ll pull inspiration from her “Tell Me You Love Me” music video.

READ: Demi Lovato Laughing At Herself While Rewatching ‘Camp Rock’: how awkward am I?

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