Veronica

Veronica I. Arreola is a professional feminist, a mom and a writer. She blogs about the intersection of feminism and motherhood at VivalaFeminista.com. Veronica lives on the north side of Chicago with her husband, their spunky daughter and doxie named Piper.

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Can Moms Stop Gun Violence?

Can Moms Stop Gun Violence?

| February 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

I am tired of advocating for things based on the fact that I am raising a child. Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate Mothers Against Drunk Driving and MomsRising. I have some great friends who work at MomsRising. I even signed their immigration reform petition tonight. But I have grown tired of feeling like I […]

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Our 2013 Resolution: End Violence Against Women

Our 2013 Resolution: End Violence Against Women

| January 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

2012 ended with too many stories of violence against women making headlines. An unnamed woman in New Delhi, India, was brutally raped and died of her injuries. The NY Times took national a story of a rape that appears to have been documented on social media. These tragedies have left me so utterly pissed off […]

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The most belated Election 2012 post ever!

The most belated Election 2012 post ever!

| December 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

I can’t believe it took me almost a month to write this baby, but when you’re working and going to graduate school, some things take time. *drum roll* Election 2012 is in the books and even this political junkie is happy. Of course the end of an election means a return to silly furniture store […]

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Twenty years later, I am still standing up for Anita Hill

Twenty years later, I am still standing up for Anita Hill

| October 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

In 1991, Anita Hill was the bravest woman I could imagine. I was a junior in high school and fascinated that a Supreme Court justice confirmation could be held up due to actions that I saw occurring on a daily basis in our hallways. The hearings occurred during school, but I caught highlights when I […]

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Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts!

Thank you, Chief Justice Roberts!

| July 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

I never thought I would say those words without sarcasm. But Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the Affordable Care Act with Roberts being the swing vote means that women owe him at least a curtsy. Yes, he voted with the majority to uphold the ban on late term abortions, but for now, women should […]

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We might be mommies, but we’re not push overs

We might be mommies, but we’re not push overs

| June 7, 2012 | 14 Comments

Last month I was honored to be named a Top Bloguera, aka a Top Latina Blogger, by the Latinos in Social Media (LATISM) group. With this honor came an invitation to a 2-day retreat in Washington, DC and a briefing at the White House Eisenhower Executive Building. It was a jam-packed agenda that left me […]

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Chicago Parents Strike Back

Chicago Parents Strike Back

| March 30, 2012 | 6 Comments

What a year this has been for Chicago Public School families! We started the year with our new mayor and his appointed school CEO pushing a longer school day ( 7 1/2 hours) onto families, teachers and students. The mayor continues to cry “it’s all about the children!” as his reasoning for the longer school […]

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Mujeres invites Latinas to come together

Mujeres invites Latinas to come together

| October 17, 2011 | 2 Comments

“Let’s never forget our roots and let’s never stop speaking out on behalf of our community!” Mujeres Latina en Accion founder Maria Mangual Three decades ago Maria Mangual attended a Latina leadership conference in Indiana. When she came back she organized a local conference called La Mujer Despierta. This lead to the creation of Mujeres […]

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Fifteen years of amazing women

Fifteen years of amazing women

| October 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

Do you remember where you were fifteen years ago? The year was 1996, Alanis Morrisette won Album of the Year, 110 people died on ValueJet 592 and Dolly the Sheep was born. There were three other births that rocked our world and fifteen years later, we’re all better for having them in our lives: The […]

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Don’t forget to add media literacy to your kid’s back pack

Don’t forget to add media literacy to your kid’s back pack

| August 29, 2011 | 13 Comments

Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. As Chicago’s students prepare to begin a new year, parents hope that they will get plenty of the classic three Rs. As the parent of an eight-year-old girl, I wish that media literacy was part of the crammed third-grade curriculum. Any flip on the TV or through a magazine will yield […]

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