Love Relationship Advice
By Pauline Campos | 11/21/2013 - 14:55
I'm 18 and my best friend is a guy. We met through Facebook and got to know each other by talking every day for two months before he asked me out. We then met in person but by then he had a girlfriend. Now he and I go to parties every weekend; we've kissed and talked about how our lives would be different if we were dating. When we had sex, I knew I loved him. The problem is I am not ready to walk away from my current relationship. Que hago?
By Pauline Campos | 11/08/2013 - 13:09
My daughter has been the antithesis of sugar, spice, and everything nice lately. We've had plenty of feet stomping, fist shaking when she doesn't get her way (which, incidentally, is often.)
I'll be honest...m'ija impresses me just as much as she frustrates me when she tries to run the show. I am, after all, hoping to raise a chingona. Let me repeat that: I want to raise a chingona.
By Pauline Campos | 10/22/2013 - 10:08
As a bulimic teenager, I learned to stop throwing up in the shower. The running water masked the sound of my purging but sometimes I wasn't diligent enough in my clean-up. My parents whispered; I heard them, so I just stopped. No one ever brought it up.
By Pauline Campos | 10/16/2013 - 14:15
I popped my cherry.
By Pauline Campos | 10/09/2013 - 10:36
Who's your #LatinoHero? I've asked the question of Dimelo readers and am thrilled to see responses sharing your stories about those who have inspired you.
The past few weeks have been an eye-opening time for this Hispanic Heritage Month Virgin. I want to take the time to mention a few more of my own Latino Heroes before sharing yours.
By Pauline Campos | 10/01/2013 - 11:49
If I had a dime for every time a Dimelo reader asked me how to "feel" more Latina (or how to come to terms with celebrating our own definition of cultural identity), I'd have a lot of dimes. The questions may be worded differently to reflect personal experience, but the common denominator is the same: a feeling of disconnect between our dual identities as hyphenated Americans.
By Pauline Campos | 09/23/2013 - 17:15
We have a month, you guys. Four weeks to try and cram every single aspect of what it means to us to be Latino during Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept 15 to Oct. 15 is a lot of pressure. Trying to touch on all aspects of who we are and where we come from and where we are going as American Latinos is a bit like trying to see all of Disney World in one weekend.
By Pauline Campos | 09/16/2013 - 14:10
Happy Hispanic Heritage Month, Dimelo readers!
Last week I told you all about me and my Heritage Month Virgin-ness. I'm new to celebrating the month recognizing the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latino Americans (and I'm not ashamed to admit it). Now that I'm here, though, it's guns blazin' on learning (and sharing) all I can in the my online column series devoted to All Things Latino American.
By Pauline Campos | 09/09/2013 - 13:27
I have a confession to make: I'm a Hispanic Heritage Month virgin.
That's right. Even though the month-long celebration recognizing the histories, cultures, and contributions of American Latinos began in 1968—and I was born in 1977, mind you—this is my first time showing up for the party.
Don't get your 'chonis in a bunch yet, my friends. I'm here now and I plan to use the four weeks between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 to make up for lost time.