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Calling all amateur photographers

Sin Palabras

A picture’s worth a thousand words and we want to tell your story. We put a call to all amateur photographers and every Wednesday, we highlight your funny, crazy, and/or interesting photos that tell your story in our Sin Palabras series.

For May, we’ll be focusing on mothers, motherhood, and mother figures.

May 4: Becoming a mother

May 11: Mother’s Day – favorite moments with your mother

May 17: Favorite moments of being a mother

May 24: TBD

Past topics

April 11: Easter

April 18: Your barrio

April 25: Your hobbies

March 7: Fearless women – women who have influenced and touched your lives.

March 14: Four-legged friends

March 21: Something green

March 28: First signs of spring

Feb. 8: Your favorite/ silliest family photos

Feb. 15: Love

Feb. 22: Your favorite foods and food part 2

Feb. 29: Your favorite place to relax

Don’t forget:

  • Submit your photo to Tuesdays by 3 p.m. EST
  • Your email submission must include your name, your location, and a one-sentence description of your photo
  • Photos that include profane and/or obscene images will not be accepted
  • Photos will be published in the Sin Palabras series each Wednesday

Happy picture taking!

About Adriana Villavicencio

Dr. Adriana Villavicencio is the youngest child of Ecuadorian immigrants. She has moved 29 times in her life, taking her on a journey from California to Bangalore, India, and New York City, where she recently earned a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and works as a Research Associate at New York University. An avid traveler, Adriana has collected experiences in four different continents and 16 different countries. But as a former high school English teacher, some of her fondest memories are those of her brilliant and brilliantly funny students in Brooklyn and Oakland. Adriana has contributed to several publications including the Daily News and, and is a managing editor for the Journal of Equity in Education. She earned a B.A. in English and an M.A. in English Education at Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of Columbia’s Latino Alumni Association (LAACU). She enjoys scary movies with red vines, Sauvignon Blanc, and her Maltese dog, Napoleon.

To learn more about Adriana’s education consulting company, please visit

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Being Latino, Inc.


  1. If I send a pic then it wouldn’t be so special. Ha

  2. AAAhhh taken photos :) My hobby my relaxation…..

  3. Omgsh!!! I love this! I’m going to try to get nice shots :)

  4. photo sent.

  5. keep forgetting the deadline!

  6. How do we send the picture?

  7. clink on the link for instructions :)

  8. Had the same question, link doesn’t seem to be related (at first glance).

  9. Hit the link for details

  10. will do

  11. Great idea!

  12. Obviously the Republicans arent celebrating…l

  13. Sarah Palin. Michelle Bachmann. My Mother.

  14. Well, real Americans don’t celebrate these nonsensical “months” because we believe that people should be judged by their actions and good deeds, and not what special interest group they happen to belong to.

  15. I can’t remember when I celebrated anything outside my birthday, CHristmas, Easter, Good Friday, 4th, Memorial day, Veterans day, and New Years.

  16. Define a “real” American.

  17. Someone who is not anti American. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors, genders, and orientations, but the most important thing is that they believe in the exceptionalism of this great land regardless if we have problems.

  18. Then celebrating women is not anti american. Isn’t celebrating women a form of recognizing a “good deed” but with a focus in a specific gender. And women don’t belong to a special group per se, they just happen to be female. The special groups, I think you are refering to, are usually a minority, women among them, and at one point were NOT recognized regardless of their “good deeds” by this “exceptional” country and yet they stood by it. That is why it is patriotic to recognize them by celebrating a month in their honor and by doing so makes you more American.

  19. Mario, in many circles, you would not be considered an American because your appearance is that of a Brown, Mayan-looking, Obviously Non-Anglo, Non-White Person. You should be the LEAST divisive about patriotism and the MOST sensitive to racism.

  20. Palo!!!

  21. Cyrena, I love it! Thank you for being such an luminous personality – so full of social justice. Your insults are just the reason I keep on coming back to BL! You have put me in touch with the Mayan roots I never had! Who would of thought, me, of Asturian and Canarian stock would acquire native Amerindian blood! That’s a miracle – call the Smithsonian Institution – they must do a study on this – they are funded by the tax payer so I guess it’s Being Latino approved! I think I will create a calender and predict the end of the world!

  22. Buenos Dias,

    what size photo would BL like?

  23. :)

  24. Ooooohh look at you with at all your likes

  25. Yoga dog!

  26. we took a pic of a beautiful flower today!, i’d love to share :)

  27. Can you facilitate by posting the direct link for the uploading of pictures? I went to your website and still was unable to locate the upload link. Thanks! :o)

  28. You should have told us last week. All the flowering trees are losing there flowers already due to this super warm super early weather!

  29. Linda, there’s no direct uploading. You have to email them. Email is listed in link above. :)

  30. This is awesome. I was just on campus yesterday and a friend happened to take a picture of me. :)

  31. I’ll send a pic of my tulips next week. ;) A reminder to myself. Spring is in the air ~ Love!

  32. Melinda, are your tulips fully bloomed?

  33. I bought a bouquet last week and took a picture. They’re simply beautiful! ;) Hi Amanda

  34. Did you guys want pictures for any of the days in April or just the next one?

  35. Melissa, just the next one. Topic is “Your Barrio”.

  36. Cool. Thanx.

  37. So love the photo’s :)

  38. To “lean” how? Umm….typo! Lol

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