You Are Cordially Invited to Hailey's Quinceañera We follow the journey of one quinceañera, Hailey Alexis, from Whittier, California—as she plans for the big day. From searching for the perfect dress, to last-minute dance rehearsals during her party. We talk with family friends who are debating whether they will have a quinceañera for their daughter, and attend one of the biggest Quince Expos on the East Coast. Throughout the process, we explore how the quinceañera is seen as a status symbol, a form of female empowerment, a statement about Latinx identity and also a really fun party.
This segment was originally broadcast on September 16th, 2016.
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You Are Cordially Invited to Hailey’s Quinceañera

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You Are Cordially Invited to Hailey's Quinceañera

You Are Cordially Invited to Hailey's Quinceañera

You Are Cordially Invited to Hailey’s Quinceañera

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We follow the journey of one quinceañera, Hailey Alexis, from Whittier, California—as she plans for the big day. From searching for the perfect dress, to last-minute dance rehearsals during her party. We talk with family friends who are debating whether they will have a quinceañera for their daughter, and attend one of the biggest Quince Expos on the East Coast. Throughout the process, we explore how the quinceañera is seen as a status symbol, a form of female empowerment, a statement about Latinx identity and also a really fun party.
This segment was originally broadcast on September 16th, 2016.