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Monique Frausto
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Monique Frausto, a communications graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, lives in Los Angeles with her husband and is a full-time blogger. Born and raised in Pomona, California, she discovered blogging as a way to keep her writing fresh. Little did she know it would become her passion. In 2007, she searched the Internet for fellow Latina bloggers and only found a few. That’s when she created Blogs by Latinas, which is now an international directory of over 2000 Latina bloggers. Monique has also founded the lifestyle blog CurvesandChaos.com and freelances as a writer. Today, she proudly works with communities like Latinos in Social Media and Latina Bloggers Connect.

Entries by Monique Frausto

Latina Food Bloggers: The New Storytellers

(11) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 9:00 AM

When I think of food, I know that every dish has a story. I also know that every blogger has a story to share. Put these two together and it's like they were meant to be... a perfect pair. Food bloggers have really come a long way in recent years....

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Mariachi Heart and Soul

(6) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 1:03 PM

No one can deny the cultural pride that's felt when listening to music that represents your heritage. It's more than just instruments being played or musical notes on a sheet of paper. It's something we identify with and hold in our hearts, no matter where you come from.

If...

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Latinas Emerge in the Plus Size Modeling Industry

(25) Comments | Posted June 30, 2012 | 8:45 AM

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(Left to Right: Natalie Monet, Nicole Esperanza Zepeda, Jakaliene Rivera, and Danielle Zavala.)

Full Figured Fashion Week has come and gone. It's almost been two weeks since the event and I'm still trying to catch my breath. Hitting the streets of...

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What's Your Dream Worth?

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 1:42 AM

When you hear the word "dream," what's the first thing you think about? I always think of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s I have a Dream speech. His words are not only powerful and historic, but they remind us of the simple act of wishing and hoping for something.

The...

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¡Q'Viva! The Chosen, More than a Talent Competition

(18) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 7:18 AM

Over the weekend, ¡Q'Viva! The Chosen, debuted on Fox. Yes, it's airing on Univision, but this non-Spanish speaking girl didn't know that. I did end up watching it in Spanish, but realized they're already a few episodes in. So, I kind of got a sneak peek at some...

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My Non-Spanish Speaking Life

(20) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 7:01 AM

I'm brown, proud, and I don't speak Spanish. My grandparents are from Mexico and although my parents were born in the United States, they speak it fluently. Me on the other hand-I get the "gist" of most conversations, can kind of read it, and I sometimes watch novelas to see...

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Jumping on the "Latino Bandwagon"

(16) Comments | Posted December 23, 2011 | 4:56 AM

We've known it for years. In fact, most of us have been claiming this would happen and were just waiting. Then the 2010 Census only confirmed what we already knew. There are 50.5 million residents of the United States that are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and more than half...

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Latinos Love Social Media and We're Good at It!

(11) Comments | Posted December 2, 2011 | 6:18 AM

With cell phone cameras recording and photos being taken of the Los Angeles Police Department's every move, hundreds were evicted from City Hall. All while Occupy L.A. protesters chanted "The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!" I've never heard such truer words.

With the multitude of...

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Dolores Huerta, The Icon And The Person

(9) Comments | Posted November 22, 2011 | 5:47 AM

Until this day, I remember taking food out to the eight strangers who were sleeping in our garage. My dad didn't explain who they were, why they were there, or where they came from. They stayed with us for a couple of days, and then one day they were gone....

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