The Chica Playlist: Galentine’s Edition

AUSTIN-The month of love can mean buying candy grams for your friends, having a class party at school or passing out Valentine’s Day cards to your classmates. However you celebrate, one thing’s for sure: quality time with friends who understand you the most. With our mission being to empower girls, we took the day of “ladies celebrating ladies” to Club Latinitas: Galentine’s Day. 

Galentine’s Day was created by a fictional character, Leslie Knope of “Parks and Recreation.” In 2010, the show premiered its second season, which aired an episode titled “Galentine’s Day,” where Leslie treats her gal pals to a brunch of waffles and women empowerment. 

“Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style,” Leslie said in the episode. “Ladies celebrating ladies.”

And thus, the unofficial holiday of Galentine’s Day was born. 

We asked our chicas to write about their favorite songs on friendship, love, happiness and kindness. 

Here are 10 tunes the chicas wanted to share:

1. Happier by Mashmello

“I like Happier because it’s kind of a sad song and it’s also really fun to listen to,” said Ariana.

2. Emoji by Brooklyn Queen

(This is my favorite song) because it is saying things that are caring. I love this because it is a good song,” said Silvia.

3. No by Meghan Trainor

“My favorite Valentine’s Day song is ‘No’ because it tells you that you don’t have to have a boyfriend all the time,” said I’Le.

4. Kiss Me by Ed Sheeran

“I like this song because it reminds me of the story of how my mom and dad fell in love,” said Maddie.

5. Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran

“Me hace sentir bien y feliz. Me recuerda de mi tia,” said Regina.

“It makes me feel good and happy. It reminds me of my aunt.” 

6. Lose You to Love Me by Selena Gomez

“(She) is one of my favorite singers! It makes me feel relaxed with a hint of happiness,” said Catherine.

7. Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi

“This is my favorite Valentine’s song and I like it because it has feelings and it reminds you of stuff in the past and what you were going through,” said Ketsy.

8. Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be a Long, Long Time) by Elton John

“(Elton John) is my favorite singer. I love all of his songs,” said Maya.

9. Dangerously in Love by Beyoncé

“I like the flow of this song and the way it sounds. It calms me down when I’m stressed or need some love. I love the way it makes me feel loved with I don’t,” said Da’Brayla.

10. Beautiful by Bazzi featuring Camila Cabello

“The song reminds me of my old house and my friends that lived there. We always played there with my sister,” said Isabella.

No matter what you listen to this Galentine’s Day, remember that you have an awesome group of gal pals to turn to!

Translation provided by Vanessa Batz.

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  • Anna Martinez

    My name is Anna Martinez. I am New Mexico born and raised, however, my family is from Chihuahua Mexico. I am a recent graduate of St. Edwards University where I majored in Global Studies and Writing and Rhetoric. I enjoy writing about powerful Latina role models and I enjoy expanding on my learning through Latinitas. I think that by having powerful Latina role models we can change many of the narratives within our community, unite as women, and find power within ourselves. My hope is that my writing inspires young Latinas and incites change within our Latino communities.

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