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Gamma Life

Gamma Life

P.O.R.F.I.N.

P.O.R.F.I.N.

After the Latino Fashion Show at the Illini Union. We looked fly! All the other orgs were talking about how the Gammas' pledges were so beautiful and looked so proper for the event. We were a hit!!!!

NBOS

NBOS

Pledging Fall 1999

Pledging Fall 1999

Crossing Night

Crossing Night

My crossing nite! Line name: Dinamita Captain of P.O.R.F.I.N. #86 ( first Gamma with that special number) :) Dec 10, 1999 3:18:10 AM 86. Teresita "Dinamita" Ayala 87. Mireya "Animada" Carrera 88. Laurie "Melosa" Martinez 89. Blanca "Valerosa" Valdez 90. Rosanna "Rizitos" Bahamon 91. Mayra "Divina" Tapia

Para

Para

The remnants of my para! I was a bit obsessed with making and buying stuff that had either pink or purple on it or the letters. Ask anyone and they will tell you that I my the university was lucky that they didn't let people paint the dorm wall... they would have been shocking pink and majestic purple in a jiffy! <3

Crest

Crest

Our beautiful crest! Very deep and powerful! I stand for everything on this crest. It was worth the sweat, tears and sacrifice period!

Para

Para

The remnants of my para! I was a bit obsessed with making and buying stuff that had either pink or purple on it or the letters. Ask anyone and they will tell you that I my the university was lucky that they didn't let people paint the dorm wall... they would have been shocking pink and majestic purple in a jiffy! <3

Healthy

Healthy

This is one of my favorite Gamma pictures. This picture was taken during Spring Break 2000 in Florida. I had just crossed into SLG! I had lost about 30 pounds during my pledging process. I really enjoyed being this size. It was perfect for my build!

Convention 2000

Convention 2000

Convention 2000 @ Motherland -Iowa City, Iowa Check out the fishnet dress (thanks to a thick SGRho) and my Pledge Dad "BigPoppa's" chanclas, cuz them heels were killing me! :)

Strolling at the Union

Strolling at the Union

Strolling my a** off! Kicking it! Gammas were on fire on my campus! We had a blast!

ACE

ACE

Captain Dinamita and proud of it!

Delta Divas

Delta Divas

Captain Dinamita, Midship Melosa and Anchor Divina at the Gamma Auction.

Me and my momma Anhelo #66 then

Me and my momma Anhelo #66 then

Me and my momma NOW!!

Me and my momma NOW!!

Hermanas Por Vida!

Calorosa

Calorosa

Valerie "Calorosa" -my ride or die sis!

Ninemi

Ninemi

One of the coolest things is also being able to bring another little cousin into the sisterhood Maria "Ninemi". There are now 3 of us from the familia that are GAMMAS. Dopeness! Love u Prima!

My son Pantera

My son Pantera

My beautiful pledge son from Florida- "Pantera" and I at the wedding of his son Gio, my grandson! <3

My children

My children

These are my 3 of my 7 children. L to R Loyola University daughter Sabrina, U of I kid Cristina, and Kaotik Kappa son Jared

My Delta Babies

My Delta Babies

Jared my Beta son and my Delta first pledge daughter Karla " La Fenomenal".

Piquin

Piquin

DePaul Univ. Beta son Piquin with his parents Miguel "Carino" Ayala and Teresita "Dinamita" Ayala.

Intocables

Intocables

I had the opportunity to educate these dynamic women. This by far was my best experience as a sister of SLG. The dedication, passion, and love that they had for SISTERHOOD was UNTOUCHABLE, hence their line name : I.N.T.O.C.A.B.L.E.S. 101. Yvonne "Iluminacion" White 102. Alexis "Fenix" Todd 103. Edith "Veracidad" Lule 104. Nicole "Eximia" Ceasar

Intocables

Intocables

As actives they understood the concept of community on a really political level, they understood that in order to create change you have to be it, live it, breathe it. I am grateful for these women, they made me see life in a whole different way!

FIRM FAMILY

FIRM FAMILY

Our connection with Black Greek orgs on campus and across the nation is awesome. The firm which consists of Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Sigma Lambda Gamma has been able to do really powerful programming in their respective campuses. Here are a few shot of us (Gammas) with the ladies of Z Phi B. This was an important relationship for us as orgs of color. Our being as tight as we were and still are, really made a difference in the attendance of events, and things that mat

Gamma/Beta fun!

Gamma/Beta fun!

Gamma/Beta fun!

Gamma/Beta fun!

Gamma/Beta fun!

Gamma/Beta fun!

My pledge dad Big Poppa #53 and brother Eleggua from Kaotik Kappa Chapter!

Gamma/Beta fun!

Gamma/Beta fun!

Zetas

Zetas

Our connection with Black Greek orgs on campus and across the nation is awesome. The firm which consists of Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Sigma Lambda Gamma has been able to do really powerful programming in their respective campuses. Here are a few shot of us (Gammas) with the ladies of Z Phi B. This was an important relationship for us as orgs of color. Our being as tight as we were and still are, really made a difference in the attendance of events, and things that mat

Zetas

Zetas

Our connection with Black Greek orgs on campus and across the nation is awesome. The firm which consists of Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Sigma Lambda Gamma has been able to do really powerful programming in their respective campuses. Here are a few shot of us (Gammas) with the ladies of Z Phi B. This was an important relationship for us as orgs of color. Our being as tight as we were and still are, really made a difference in the attendance of events, and things that mat

Iotas

Iotas

At an Iota Phi Theta Party doing "community service".

Colorado <3

Colorado <3

My Colorado babies (Monica , Daughter Elevacion, Joy and Jaclyn) :) All of them are teachers in the Colorado School School System. My daughter is a Principal! Heyyyyy! Missing a picture of my son Pantera (USF) and my beautiful daughter from Minnesota Dinamica! :/

 

It's the Glamma life, no the Gamma

life! I love being a "Woman of Distinction"

a sister of the largest Latina

(muliticulturally-based) sorority in the nation,

Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority Inc.

SLG has over 100 chapters across the country.

WEPA!!!!  I waited til my Junior year in college to

join the sorority. I was already an activist on the

University of Illinois campus, fighting against the

racist mascot "Chief Illiniwek", fighting to keep the

cultural centers open, and the list goes on . When

I decided to join the sorority the activists in the

campus community were very upset. They told me

so many things about how sororities were destructive

and that I was basically selling out! My response was...

WHATEVER!!!!

I decided to join not because it was the cool thing

to do on campus, but because I had finally found

a purpose/mission/vision that articulated what I

wanted, and how I wanted to be.  My father's passion and love for his fraternity,  Phi Epsilon Chi from "La Catolica" in Ponce, Puerto Rico also influenced my choice. SLG talked to me through it's purpose. 

Bueno, I knew that it was good choice and

            would be whatever I made it be, and that it had very amazing women in it. Wow, little did I know

that this organization would be the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I did community service, study

hours, partied, was a dean, road tripped, 

the whole nine... basically I kicked it.

The best thing about it was and still is the fact

that I made the dopest friends/sisters ever. 

The women across the nation have been so

amazing, loyal, supportive and real. Ok not every

single sister is my favorite, but I do respect them and

the letters that they rock... which means that they

believe in the same purpose as me.

NO I don't idolize the organization, I think that it is an

incredible instrument/tool for the survival of

women of color on campuses everywhere.

The Dramatically Delicious Delta Chapter is

where I am from, and we are one of the oldest in the

sorority. I learned a lot from the founders of the

sorority! Shout outs to Danell Marie Riojas for

being a fierce and down to Earth founder.

I have been a member of the sorority for almost 20 years

and I feel like if I crossed yesterday.

I would love to go back to those times ...

there are so many memories that I will carry forever. 

I thank the Creator for SLG. I truly do! <3 LIFE CHANGING!!!

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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