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To The Men In My Life

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 01.22.2016 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

Who gave you that right, the liberty, to have anything to say about me? I think someone forgot to tell you that nothing of mine is for you. Why is my clothing suppose to be appropriate for my age, the event, other people, children, but never is it about what I want to wear on MY body.

Slipping Into Spanish And Breaking Barriers Between Latinos

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 01.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

Our shared commitment to family and respect for elders is assumed. The fast, workaday American culture recedes. It takes on the role of "other." We Latinos and Hispanos open up to one another. The familiarity of us becomes the "we."

An Open Letter to My Younger Brother With Cerebral Palsy

Karina Ortiz | Posted 01.12.2016 | Latino Voices
Karina Ortiz

You may not know the impact you've had on my life. I have endless memories of ​our childhood together ​and ​I could probably write about them forever. But there are specific moments​​ looking back​ that I realize just in how many ways, I am who I am because of you.

#LatinoTwitter in 2015

Nicole Castillo | Posted 12.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Nicole Castillo

In 2015, #Latinos seized the power of Twitter to mobilize, make their voices heard, and define and reclaim what it means to be Latino/a/x. They tweeted about politics, social movements, and the lack of diversity in STEM and public office, among other things.

A Love Letter To The Womxn In My Life

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 12.18.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

The New Year approaches, and I've begun to reflect on where I am today and where I have been. I see so many - beautiful, strong, brown - faces that have led me to where I am today. To you I say, gracias. Gracias por vivir, arder, and overall being a part of my life. Gracias for thriving and inspiring.

PopSugar Deletes Article Comparing Kylie Jenner To 'A Mix' Of Latina Celebs

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.15.2015 | Latino Voices

PopSugar Latina faced the wrath of the Internet for an article that referred to Kylie Jenner as "a mix" of "Latina celebrities." The article "Kylie Je...

This Video Of Rita Moreno Being Too Cute Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.11.2015 | Latino Voices

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What Latinas Really Think Of The #Latina Hashtag

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 11.30.2015 | Latino Voices

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Clinton Homes in on Latinas, a Growing Part of the Electorate

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.25.2015 | Latino Voices

When it comes to getting out to the polls, Latinas are ahead of their male counterparts, something Hillary Clinton wants to capitalize on to get to th...

12 Typical Reasons People Are Told They're Not 'Latino Enough'

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.19.2015 | Latino Voices

Have you ever been told you're not “Latino enough”? Unfortunately, you're not alone.  Celebrities like Gina Rodriguez, Chri...

Latinas Think Big Summit: Helping Women Take Careers to Next Level

NBC News | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 11.17.2015 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK, NY -- More women are making strides in their careers, but a group of influential Latina women want to help others get to that next level thr...

Growing up Brown: Staying

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 11.16.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

I come from a lineage of women who have kept secret bank accounts, crushed sleeping pills on homemade dinners, JUST to imagine themselves happy - elsewhere. I come from women who, si pudieran regresar al dia que se casaron, THEY WOULD NOT marry, at all.

I Was Raised to Be a Strong, Independent Latina

Robb Moreira | Posted 11.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Robb Moreira

My mother taught me how to be like her. Strong. Independent. Someone who doesn't need anyone for anything. I was taught these things. As a man. My mother took the "traditional" Latin culture and turned it on its head.

An Economy Worthy of our Veterans

Ryan Johnson | Posted 11.10.2015 | Impact
Ryan Johnson

A pervasive myth regarding low-wage workers is that they are just school kids or uneducated and lack ambition. This false narrative is worse than untrue -- it stigmatizes many good American workers and families.

A Passion for Telling True Stories: An Interview With Journalist Fernanda Santos of The New York Times

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 11.10.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Santos has reported in three languages, in Latin America and the United States. She began her career in journalism in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, her home country. Santos says that this is where she "bore witness to violence, inequality and immeasurable hope."

Freezing Your Eggs at Fortysomething

Francesca Maxime | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Francesca Maxime

I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.

My Strict Mami

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 11.02.2015 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

I write for my mami. She may not read my work all the time, and she may also not fully understand why I have chosen to prioritize my body and sexuality and my choices over any man, but I do this because of her.

Rep. Sanchez: Factory Shows Immigration Success

Sara Warner | Posted 10.28.2015 | Politics
Sara Warner

When asked about her position on Judicial Detention Centers and Border Kids, Rep. Sanchez was clear: She supports the closure of family detention centers that have come under fire by a variety of immigration support groups.

Meet YA Author Rebecca Villarreal

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Rebecca Villarreal is the author of The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderón, a magical young adult mystery novel about globetrotting, magic, courage and friendship. We spoke about sharing magic with young readers, honoring grandmothers, and what it takes to start your own press.

Proof Latinos Don't All Share The Same Experience

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.16.2015 | Latino Voices

As demographics in the United States shift and the Latino population continues to grow, the conversation about Latinos also grows loude...

Not Just a 'Black' Girl

Kris M. Bell | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Kris M. Bell

Relatives and random strangers have attempted to use those innocuous features to define me. To those relatives I am just a Black girl, not multiethnic. To everyone else, I am everything but. In my eyes, though, I am more than a mere racial label.

U.S. Lawmakers Call On El Salvador To Free Women 'Wrongfully' Jailed For Illegal Abortions

Fusion | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.06.2015 | Latino Voices

Members of congress are asking Secretary of State John Kerry to lean on El Salvador’s president to “re-examine” his government&rsquo...

English Is (Not) My Second Language

Ivonne Pereira | Posted 10.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Ivonne Pereira

I have never felt that my ethnic background was a hindrance to my education. Speaking languages other than English should be seen as an asset in this country, not a threat, an insult, a hindrance or something to be made shameful. It should be celebrated.

40 Under 40: Latinos in American Politics

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 09.22.2015 | Latino Voices
Josue Lopez Calderon

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to celebrate our ever-so important growing demographic in the United States for our worldwide achievements and contributions to American culture.

8 Badass Latinas Every American Should Thank

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 09.21.2015 | Latino Voices

Save for International Women’s Day, it's rare to hear or read anything about the ways in which Latinas have impacted women’s lives bo...