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My Chingona Manifesto

Monica Rivera | Posted 02.26.2017 | Latino Voices
Monica Rivera

Mujer, chingona, poderosa— This is for you.Let me tell you what you are NOT:You are not a statistic.You are not a sex object meant to be eroticized....

Bruno Mars: I 'Wouldn't Be Here' If Not For Black Artists

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.31.2017 | Black Voices

Bruno Mars’ music is full of swag, and he knows exactly who he has to thank for that. In the February cover story of Latina magazine, the award-winn...

My TV Wish List for Future: Latin-Culture Network but with English Dialogue

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 01.18.2017 | Latino Voices
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Amanda Osorio UCF Forum columnist I am watching beautiful, empowering African American women being celebrated on a BET show called Black Girls Roc...

Why This 29-Year-Old Latina Decided To Enter Local Politics

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 11.01.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The Difference Between Hispanic, Latino And Latinx

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 09.22.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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Gloria Estefan Dishes On New Hit Musical 'On Your Feet' And Growing Up Latina

The Huffington Post | Kara Ramonetti | Posted 09.15.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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The Only Way I Was Going To 'Veganize' My Life Was To Immerse Myself

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

By Amanda Osorio UCF Forum columnist This summer I made the decision to do something that many Latins often hesitate to attempt: become a vegan. Bei...

Gina Rodriguez Explains Why Latinos Need To Have Each Other's Back

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.25.2016 | Latino Voices

Gina Rodriguez candidly spoke with Latina Magazine for her cover story in the October issue about how powerful she felt the Latino community would be ...

For Womxn With Shattered Hearts

Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora | Posted 08.18.2016 | Latino Voices
Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora

Mujer, who told you that you were born to endure heartbreaks? 1. Was it my biological father? (Does he even deserve the title? Un padre cría sus ...

My Resurgence: An Open Letter

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 07.22.2016 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

Today I say my first "Make America Great Again" cap, and I know I am in the battle fields. I am in the trenches, and I am about to emerge from this with a fervor that you all will not recognize because racism is real and white supremacy hurts, but this Latina has been gaining my strength to make you remember that America was never great to us, and your cap cannot be any more misinformed.

A Poem About Your Lipstick

Yesika Salgado | Posted 07.14.2016 | Style
Yesika Salgado

you’re always wearing lipstick. on purpose. you like the way it colors your face. your mother only wore hers for very special occasions. the same tu...

Machismo Comes Over For Dinner

Yesika Salgado | Posted 07.08.2016 | Latino Voices
Yesika Salgado

your uncle comes over on a Wednesday night and tells you a story abouthow your youngest cousin broke up with his girlfriend for cutting her hair too s...

Why People Are Using The Term 'Latinx'

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.07.2016 | Latino Voices

The word “Latinx” (pronounced “La-teen-ex”) has been used more and more lately. And, yet, while many people are using the term and identifying...

Confronting the Whitewashing Of Disability: Interview with #DisabilityTooWhite Creator Vilissa Thompson

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 06.28.2016 | Black Voices
Sarah Blahovec

A new hashtag campaign has been making waves in the disability community and facilitating dialogue about how we see disability. #DisabilityTooWhite

As A Latino And Gay Person, I Grieve

Samy Nemir Olivares | Posted 06.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Samy Nemir Olivares

What happened in Orlando was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S history. It is one of the darkest chapters in our LGBTQ history. I can't help but think: This could have been me. This could have been any of us.

Kat Lazo Breaks Down Why Stereotypes Are So Damaging To Latinas

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices

YouTube star and feminist Kat Lazo wants everyone to realize how harmful stereotypes in the media can be, particularly to Latinas. "What we see in the...

To Those Who Can't Go To College: Dreams Don't Have Expiration Dates

Cristela Alonzo | Posted 05.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Cristela Alonzo

I write this because I know that there are people out there who feel like I felt when I knew I wasn't one of the "fortunate ones" to go to college. I just want you to know that because you might not be able to do it now, it doesn't mean that you're done. In fact, this is only the beginning. I believe in you. Because I AM you.

Angie Martinez: How The Voice of New York Found Her Voice

Nancy Arroyo Ruffin | Posted 05.26.2016 | Latino Voices
Nancy Arroyo Ruffin

It is such an authentic and honest look into her life and career in radio. It's that authenticity that kept me turning the page and not wanting to put the book down. I also think it's what has made her so successful and has cemented her legacy in hip-hop.

Dascha Polanco On Why Hollywood Still Isn't Getting Diversity Right

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.19.2016 | Latino Voices

Dascha Polanco is the star of one of the most inclusive TV shows in years, "Orange is the New Black." Each season, the show tells stories that focus o...

This Video Breaks Down Why Latinx Should Check Their Privilege

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 05.13.2016 | Latino Voices

If you have any doubts about whether you can be both Latinx and privileged, Kat Lazo wants to have a word with you. In a video posted Thursday, the Y...

The Identity Crisis Gets Real: Redefining My Latina Image

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 04.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Alamo

For weeks, I blamed her for not being "Colombian enough," as if I had the credibility to determine who was or was not "enough" of their nationality. She didn't fit into the little box of Colombian stereotypes I created and it was driving me insane.

Review: Dancing on Her Grave: The Murder of a Las Vegas Showgirl by Diana Montané and Carolina Sarassa

Paola K Amaras | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
Paola K Amaras

Linda Langton, my agent, sent me this book, knowing full well I'd be hooked by a well-written, nail-biting, true-crime story. It's scheduled to becom...

This Candid Comic Shows One Latina's Journey To Embracing Her Roots

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.28.2016 | Latino Voices

Growing up straddling two different cultures can be challenging, just ask cartoonist Kat Fajardo.As a teen, the New York-born Latina often felt torn b...

Poet Breaks Down Why Brains And Beauty Are Not Mutually Exclusive

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 03.24.2016 | Latino Voices

One poet has perfectly summed up the struggle of being an intelligent woman in a sexist world. In a spoken word piece posted by All Def Poetry on Mar...

Poet Shares The Struggles She Faced As A Latina On A College Campus

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.18.2016 | Latino Voices

"For the people on this campus who dismiss Latino narratives." This is how Janel Pineda began her powerful spoken word poem, "To Be a Latina Woman on ...