While everyone in a relationship is stressed out about showing out for their significant other, you can use Valentine’s Day to celebrate and appreciate the girls in your life who have always had your back.
Mujeres who chismean together stay together. Send this to your better half and let her know how much you appreciate your talks with this Chismosas 4 Life keychain set. It clasps perfectly onto keys or your purse.
This is the board book version that highlights 11 Latinas who made U.S. history. This book is designed especially for babies from 0-3 years old. Give this to your sobrinitas and remind them they are capable of making history.
If your friends live for cosmic energy and astrological signs, this is perfect. The Magic Ocho Ball has the answers to her inner-most pressing questions, like will my brand get picked up or will I ace this essay? If the response above comes up, she should pick up the hint that it’s time to get her hustle on.
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Pan dulce isn’t just an obsession; it’s a way of life and my Latina sweet tooth is here for it. Sometimes, we forget that we’re *worth* treating ourselves to pan dulce in all its forms. Here’s 24 ways to treat yo’self or your pan dulce obsessed friend!
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If you’re writing with a pencil, you’re probably taking a scantron test, in which case, you need ‘Concha Power’ to push you through. Personally, ‘self-conchas’ isn’t even in my vocab so I wear these guys behind my ear like a lady boss.
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Wear your heart on your sleeve, your concha on your hat, and do it all with this one dad hat. Catch me walking into every wedding with this hat so you know what I’m really here for.
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I won’t gamble on any other sweets, so why would I gamble on my car decór?! Concha dice for my rearview drive, dalé!
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I’ve been waiting 3 years to decorate my apartment and I think I finally found what I was looking for. I’ll be celebrating conchas for the next 3 years. Or you can be a normal person and just whip these out for actual festivities.
Fan Club Patch
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Pan dulce fan?! Guilty as charged, Major Crimes Division. Sew this bad boy on all your other dad hats so you can switch up your look.
Mickey Mouse Ears
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Do I even need to say anything here? I’m just praying that somewhere, in a land far, far away from my waistline, there’s a Magic Castle made of pan dulce, topped with a crown churro.
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I won’t workout for my health, for girls, or for looks, but this shirt scores a 2 out of 3 in my books. Either way, I’m eating pan dulce.
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Mantra. The French brought conchas to Mexico and Mexican bakers made them even better, like Mexicanos do. I don’t know if that’s what this motivational poster artist had in mind, but that’s the kind of inspiration I need to eat my way through this borderline dictatorship. Let your conchas be your guide.
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I don’t know why the marranitos are shaped like little pigs, but my guess is that the best pan dulce is so sweet with a little bit of spice, that it had to take a shape of its own. And I eat those suckers like a pig.
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These are great because now, you can finally continuously scroll through your feministaaf IG feed on one hand while eating pan dulce the other. Find them in your favorite flava flave.
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Keep losing your conchas keys? Attach a concha to them and you’ll never lose them again. #NoConchaLeftBehind
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Ok, I don’t know a single person who owns a tumbler, but I’m willing to go Florida Panhandle tacky for the conchas. I mean, “I like big conchas and I cannot lie”?! I’m here for it!
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I don’t care what you say about tote bags, mine has a marranito on it AND it’s saving the planet. Get one!
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It’s Stranger Things mixed with my favorite breakfast food, and helps anyone talking to me get straight to the point. “Sorry, como? I’m thinking about pan dulce.”
“Payaso” Coin Purse
If I have any spare change that hasn’t gone to pan dulce, I keep it here. More often, I’m pulling change from the purse than putting it in.
“Niño Envuelto” Coin Purse
It’s a jelly roll pan dulce! It’s so cute, I’m about to just spend what’s left in my coinpurse for this one too. You can never have enough coin purses. The better to fit in my backpack…
Yup. That’s a concha backpack, and you better bet it’s stuffed to the brim with conchas, marranitos, campechanas y orejas. And that I need the backpack to free up my hands, which are (you guessed it) holding a concha pop socket phone and a full-fledged concha.
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Pan dulce is our mother f*cking heritage, people. It’s our moral obligation, to our ancestors, to show our appreciation… via pan dulce shaped gifts to ourselves. We’ll pass it down so our nietos can sell it on their Etsy accounts. 😉
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Concha heart shaped earrings?! Please hold while I wipe a tear from my eye and tuck my hair behind my ear. Y’know, so you can see my concha swag.
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Are you forced to wear cardigans to your school or work? Do you feel depressed by the inability to express your true self? Finally, a product that will bring all your passions and interests in one single pin! Wear it proud, mi amigo, you’re reppin’ pan dulce now.
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A little wall art, anyone? If you’re redecorating a room in your home and need something for those bare walls, this is perfect for you. The little elote is killing me.
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Talk about that bling bling! Obsessed doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings on these rings.
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Truly, I need no other stickers. What’s my plan for today? Conchas for breakfast, orejas for second breakfast, cochitos for lunch, wedding cookies for second lunch…
Because what’s a concha without some café con leche? It’s still the greatest thing in the whole world, I’ll admit.
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Social media is usually rife with sappy love posts from couples on Valentine’s Day expressing their love in a very 21st century way. Yet, one Twitter post had thousands of hearts melting when a husband gave his wife a very special gift: a painted portrait of her and her family. Stephany Macias filmed her dad Edgar gifting his wife Luz Maria the portrait of her family members that she hasn’t seen since leaving Mexico almost two decades ago.
Here’s how Luz Maria reacted when she first saw the gift:
My dads Valentine’s Day gift to my mom, it’s been almost 20 years since my moms been with her whole family and when she came to the states, she never got to see her parents again pic.twitter.com/hru09miJqC
As Stephany mentions in the caption of the video, her mom hasn’t been able to see her siblings and parents for nearly 20 years. Due to Luz Maria’s citizenship status, she hasn’t been able to visit her parents and four siblings who still live in Mexico. Even when her parents passed away a few years ago, Luz Maria was unable to attend their funerals.
Edgar decided to reunite his wife with her family in the most creative and beautiful way possible for Valentine’s Day. Even though Luz Maria hasn’t physically been able to reunite with her family, this painted portrait brought them together and when she saw it she broke down in tears.
Stephany spoke to mitú and recalled, “After I stopped recording my mom cried, I cried and my brother cried.”
“My mom has become an amazing, loving, strong woman because of her separation with her family,” Stephany said. “She had to leave everything behind to give me and my siblings a better life and had to experience losing her parents … She was all alone in a time where you truly need someone, and because of that immense sacrifice, my mom is one of the strongest women I know.”
People across the internet responded with lots of emotion.
Dude I got chills all over my body and I’m crying ? i love this ❤️?
“I felt like people were really connecting with the situation [and] my parents,” Stephany said. Unfortunately when it comes to undocumented, immigrant families, family separation is a common issue people face.
Certain moments from the video really struck a chord for some people.
When he said “I’m trying” my heart!!! Lovely family ?
Stephany mentioned that although her parents have been faced with difficult situations, they’ve taught her and her siblings to “be humble, learn from our mistakes, take care of each other [and] work hard.”
And others looked at this video as an example of how family separation is a huge and common issue amongst many Latino, immigrant families.
the fact that this is a common problem for Latino immigrants is heart wrenching. whole families divided for lifetimes, all in the name of politics + warmongering.