Entries by Erika L. Sánchez


Latinas More LIkely to Finish Higher Education Than Latinos

The fact that U.S. Latinas are more educated than ever is a cause for celebration. What’s troubling is that while more Latinas have college degrees, and are thus earning higher salaries, Latino males are falling behind in this equation.  While we’ve read optimistic reports about the higher numbers of Hispanics attending four-year institutions, it’s the […]


Father-Daughter Relationships: Daddy Issues?

UPDATED August 1st, 2016 We’ve all heard the term “daddy issues” to explain a woman’s needy and sometimes self-destructive behavior. These women let themselves be mistreated by men because they so desperately ache for male attention. Many of us know women like this, and unfortunately, some of us have been this kind of woman. Reality […]


Immigrant Mothers & First-Generation Daughters

There is a giant cultural chasm between many first generation Latinas and our immigrant mothers. We grow up in a society that is radically different from our mothers’ homeland. So many of the first generation women I have known experienced adolescent frustrations with their mothers that were further compounded by cultural miscommunication. Sometimes these clashes […]