16 responses

  1. Kool Kat in a Kool Hat
    January 7, 2012


    I thought all the kewl kidz wear those ugly fedoras.

  2. jacky
    January 7, 2012

    You forgot to include anything with Frida Kahlo’s face!

  3. Militant Angeleno
    January 7, 2012


  4. Eva Marina
    January 8, 2012

    my tia chavela pierced my ears using a sewing needle and thread when i was 4 days old. how come my moms didn’t cry then?

  5. alex valencia
    January 8, 2012

    if your mustache smells like last nights tacos de al pastor…

  6. xulitron
    January 22, 2012

    we call ourselves CHUNTSTERS, pass it on.

  7. Camila
    January 23, 2012

    qué imbécil… eres de origen latino y así y todo eres completamente ignorante con respecto a tu cultura… no todos los jefes de casa trabajan en la construcción… sad bitch…

    • Sara Inés Calderón
      January 23, 2012

      camila, lo siento mucho que te hayas ofendido tanto, pero te aseguro de dos cosas: primero, soy orgullosamente latina y estos ejemplos los tomé de mi propia vida, segundo, es un artículo medio satírico, en que estamos tratando de hacer burla del estereotipo de los hipsters. espero que en el futuro podrás disfrutar de nuestras notas, tomando en cuenta que hay muchas maneras de ser latino/a.

      TRANSLATION: camila, sorry to see that you were so offended, but i assure you of two things: first, i’m a proud latina and these examples were taken directly from my own life. secondly, it’s a quasi satirical article in which we are poking fun at the hipster stereotype. i hope in the future you can enjoy our stories, taking into account that there are many ways to be latino/a.

    • javier
      April 17, 2013

      No tiene sentido lo que dices. En ningun lugar habla de jefe de casa. Lo que me parecio triste fue lo que escribiste.

  8. Randall Lujan
    February 26, 2012

    Chuppie, not yuppie. Gracias.

  9. Martha Rodriguez
    February 26, 2012

    “there are many ways to be latino/a.”

    Love this quote because it is so true!

    Love the hipster / latino angle too!

  10. Berdina Juarez
    February 21, 2013

    LMAO! Sarah, I love the fact that you used a photo of Austin Hipsters. I’m a original Austinite and grew up with hipsters but we just called them dweebs and nerds. Mind you they were some of my BFF and generally speaking too high to care much around anything unless it entailed doritos and the next hit.

  11. Edgar N
    April 17, 2013

    Excellent article! I’ll admit, at first, I cringed at potentially hearing a case of the ‘latino hipster,’ but I love the satire at the very end where you demonstrate with your short list how latinos can’t be hipsters; we actually live and breathe real stories, not ironic ones!

    We each have a history and connection to beautiful worlds and cultures that are our own and it’s unfortunate when some of us don’t have access to visit our family’s home countries and view our people’s arts unless it has been misappropriated by a hipster / friend and their ‘cute handbag from x’ where they just came back from the summer vacation.

    I do think we have to bring more awareness and pride around our own cultures (aka Pocho) so that the ‘latino hipster’ doesn’t feel that mimicking an un-informed social trend is their only conduit for personal expression and (ironically) an acceptance into the US mainstream. We have our own creative, productive powers that need to be celebrated and promoted from within.

  12. Vanessa
    April 18, 2013

    This was awesome. Growing up a latina I completely empathize with all of this! Thanks for writing!

    PS. Love the use of the Austin hipsters, I just returned from the Austin crowd last week!

  13. santos
    July 12, 2013

    love it . my brother said he was a ” middle of the road yuppie” that cabron’s is a chuppie .

  14. Amalia
    July 30, 2013

    Hilarious!! Loved your sense of humor.

    Serena Morena, ser Latina/o no implica que uno no puede ser su propia/o individuó con derecho a contar su historia.

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