Media Literacy Defined

Source: Media Literacy Defined The Basic Definition Media literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT using all forms of communication. In its simplest terms, media literacy builds upon the foundation of traditional literacy and offers new forms of reading and writing.  Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens.

Guelaguetza

“In the Guelaguetza festival, also known as ‘Los Lunes del Cerro’ (Mondays on the Hill), representatives of the different regions of Oaxaca come together wearing their traditional clothing, and they perform the dances which are particular to their region.” From Discover Oaxaca Festival Guelaguetza de Oro 30. Lincoln Park, Los Angeles, California. 2017.

Que viva el Rock en Español

When it comes to music, my first love was Rock en Español. I grew up listening to Maná, Caifanes (actually Jaguares in the 90’s-2000’s), Heroes del Silencio, Cafe Tacvba, Shakira, Alejandra Guzman and so many more. Friday and Saturday nights consisted of listening to Viva and/or Super Estrella–radio stations that no longer exist (in analogContinue reading “Que viva el Rock en Español”

The Female Version of a Doctor is not a Nurse

In the 1990’s, I grew up in a machista environment. Not only did I experience this androcentricity in my own household, but also in the media that I consumed growing up. Whenever I went to a clinic, the doctors were usually men and the nurses were women. As a child, I couldn’t help but believeContinue reading “The Female Version of a Doctor is not a Nurse”

Obsession with Super Heroes

Recently, I picked up a comic book at a school Book Fair called Princeless. While I have not had the time to finish reading it, the premise behind the book has me fascinated. From a princess of color, to the refreshing storyline which consists of the young girl saving herself and her sisters–it has all theContinue reading “Obsession with Super Heroes”