Murals Celebrating Nuestras Historias

Plus, a mental health ofrenda for those navigating changes

Murals Celebrating Nuestras Historias

Plus, a mental health ofrenda for those navigating changes


Talking about mental health in our comunidad isn’t easy. We’re grateful to our Mental Health Columnist Magaly Arredondo Lopez, who joined Austin Vida earlier this year, for the powerful insights in her latest column about navigating changes in your life. Just in time for May Mental Health Awareness Month. ¡No te lo pierdas!

We’ve loved shining a spotlight on significant places in Austin para nuestra gente in our latest video series on Instagram. All of these locations feature murals telling our stories. Check out the culmination of our video series in the story below and hit reply to let us know where we should highlight next.

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3 Murals Celebrating Nuestras Historias

We highlighted significant places around Austin para nuestra gente in our latest video series. Check out three local murals that tell nuestras historias.⁠ Read more.

Mental Health Ofrenda: Seguir Adelante in Times of Change

Change brings up feelings of deep discomfort. Change related to health, employment, relationships, education, home, and more. Even when the change feels exciting and invigorating (a cool new job or moving to a new city), not knowing the outcome or consequences is uncomfortable. After graduating from college, I felt both relief and fear. ¿Ahora qué? Where was I headed next? Read more.

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Mural honoring Selena Quintanilla-Pérez by artist Federico Archuleta. Photo by Nancy Flores/Austin Vida

Sing your heart out to Selena songs. “The Selena Sing-a-long Show: An Improvised Jukebox Musical inspired by the Queen of Tejano” runs each Saturday in May and June 3 at the Hideout Theatre. The show uses the music of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez to tell the story of a young girl following her dreams and displays the lyrics for the audience to sing along. Each performance starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12-18.

⚕️ Free bilingual diabetes management program. The Greater Austin YMCA and the University of Texas at Austin partnered to launch the free bilingual diabetes management program ¡SaludSalud! The program seeks families who have a member diagnosed with type 2 diabetes to participate in a seven-month research study that aims to teach diabetes self-management through monitoring blood sugar, making healthy food choices, being active, and reducing stress. Program includes a free six-month membership to the YMCA. Check if you qualify here. Applications due on May 31. 

Enjoy a cafecito at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. The Puerto Rican Cultural Center hosts open house hours on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday open house hours include guided tours and Saturday hours feature a showcase of the cultural programs. 

Casa Marianella, a shelter for displaced immigrants, needs donations of twin bed blankets, towels, hand towels, and any size bed sheets. Donations can be dropped off at 821 Gunter St. If you’re able to make a donation, send Casa Marianella an email at or a call at 512-385-5571. 


In case you missed your free, instant download of the latest Cultura Guide, check it out now. Here’s some of what it features this month:

Where to catch música this month.

Where to find the best micheladas in one place.

Where to check out the family-friendly Brazilian cultural festival.

and more!

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