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Equal Pay For Latinas Makes Economic Sense

Rep. Linda Sanchez | Posted 11.02.2016 | Latino Voices
Rep. Linda Sanchez

How would you feel if your paycheck was cut in half? What if you found out that the white gentleman sitting next to you, working the same hours and do...

How This Latina Woman Is Breaking Barriers In Massachusetts Politics

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics

Juana Matias is on her way to becoming one of the first Latina women ever elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Matias beat business...

Study Confirms Sexism In STEM Still Exists, And Disproportionately Affects Women Of Color

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.05.2015 | Science

A new research study says sexism in STEM is alive and well -- and that it disproportionately affects women of color. The "The 5 Biases Pushing Wom...

Mass Incarceration's Impact on Black and Latino Women and Children

Herron Keyon Gaston | Posted 04.22.2015 | Black Voices
Herron Keyon Gaston

As Americans, we know the overwhelming impact incarceration has on our children and our communities. No longer can we afford to sit idle on the sidelines with bated breath and watch our communities deteriorate. Instead, we must place stronger demands on our government.

12 Things You Should Never Do While Dating A Latina, As Illustrated By Aubrey Plaza

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti | Posted 08.03.2015 | Latino Voices

It's Valentine's Day! It's a day to celebrate love and that special person you're sharing your life with. Or that special person your friends set ...

Rosie Pérez: Images and Wisdom

Juan Cartagena | Posted 04.05.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Despite the demographic explosion of Latinos in the country, there are still many glass ceilings that need to come down for them in TV and in Hollywood. It is within this context of implicit bias and decades of stereotypes that denigrate Latina wisdom.

Increased Health Risks for Latina Women Don't Stop at the Border

Kimberly Inez McGuire | Posted 07.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Kimberly Inez McGuire

For many Latina immigrants the only option for healthcare services is through women's health clinics. The closing of these clinics by state-level anti-choice policies leave our Latina sisters without options.

Three Things to Know About Cervical Cancer

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

This month is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It is particularly important to us here at NCLR because of the impact it has on the Latina community.

Latinas and Modern Marianismo

Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Damary Bonilla-Rodriguez

While Marianismo may have been an obstacle to the success of Latinas, this Latino value no longer has to be viewed as negative because Latinas are changing statistics and breaking boundaries every day.

WATCH: Why Latina Daughters Need Powerful Role Models

Posted 08.05.2013 | Latino Voices

As the saying goes, little girls are made of sugar, spice and everything nice. Some argue that focusing on "everything nice" makes it harder for gi...

What Makes a Latina?

Woz Flint | Posted 09.21.2013 | Latino Voices
Woz Flint

I can be educated and be Latina. I can be in love with a white man and be Latina. I can drink Malbec and be Latina. I can also dance a mean cumbia, bake up a capirotada, and call my son "mijo" as a term of love and endearment and be me, too.

LOOK: 21 Quotes From Powerful Latinas About Women

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.21.2013 | Latino Voices

¡Feliz Día de la Mujer! That's right, an entire 24 hours dedicated to demonstrating how much we appreciate the lovely ladies in our lives. Yes, t...

A Woman in Wine: Inspira Features Entrepreneur Amelia Ceja

Saray Deiseil | Posted 07.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Saray Deiseil

We believe, "If they can do it, we can too." And on Mother's day, there isn't a better leader to highlight, than someone who has always been there for us, our Mother.

Loyalty Can Be a Double-Edged Sword

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 06.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Christina M. Martínez

It's okay to challenge status quo, even the personal ones we have come up against. I know this can be hard. We are a very loyal people. But, this is about finding your Latinoself - your identity.

Birth Control Is Not For A Girl Like Me

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 05.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Christina M. Martínez

I finally muster up the courage to tell myself "it's time to take ownership of your body!" Yes! Let's do this! You're in college now and your family can no longer say that it's not for girls like you!

International Women's Day 2012: Latinas Who Are Breaking Barriers

Posted 03.08.2012 | Latino Voices

Last year, only one U.S. Latina made it into the "150 Women Who Shake the World" list compiled by the Women in the World Foundation and The Daily Beas...

Latina Leadership: How Far Have We Come, How Much Further Do We Have to Go?

Placida V. Gallegos | Posted 04.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Placida V. Gallegos

Much has changed since the late sixties. Unfortunately, much has not changed. Latinas were then and continue to be underrepresented in leadership positions in all institutions and sectors

Natalie Morales Hosts '15 Latinas We Love' TV Special

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices

Access Hollywood and Latina Magazine are joining forces to honor today's most influential Latina celebrities with the hour-long co-branded special, 15...

Bridging The Communication Gap For Domestic Abuse Victims

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.04.2011 | Impact

Maria Citino Sfreddo has a voicemail greeting that's over a minute long. "Please speak slowly and clearly and I'll get back to you as soon as I can," ...

For Our Daughters' Sakes, Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act

Linda Meric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Meric

The much heralded and hotly contested mid-term elections are done. The ballot questions have been decided and the candidates are either grateful becau...

My Mural, My People

Sofia Maldonado | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sofia Maldonado

2010-03-30-maldonadomural.jpg My Times Square mural speaks up for those woman who choose not to play into the ideals of "success." They exist, and are proud of their long nails, stretch clothing, tattoos, and piercings.