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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 | Books
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 ...

Call Me Whatever I tell You To Call Me

prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez | Posted 03.10.2016 | Latino Voices
prisca dorcas mojica rodriguez

In the USA, it is like people think that because you are on THEIR conquered land, they can take your name and make it fit into their language. THIS is covert colonization -- to take my Spanish-spelled name and claim it without any regard by turning it into Pur-si-lah INSTEAD of Piri-Sí-Lá. There is a difference. My mother says my name how it is meant to be said; my father says my name how it was always intended.

9 Powerful Blogs By Latinas To Empower Women Everywhere

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices

Being a feminist and a woman of color can come with its own set of obstacles. That's why many Latinas have made it a point to discuss these challenges...

This Video Proves Growing Up With A Latina Mom Is Like A Box Of Chocolates

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.07.2016 | Latino Voices

When you grow up with a Latina mom, you realize at a young age that things around the house are rarely what they seem. As the latest video from Buzzfe...

Feminist Rapper Highlights Abuse Against Women Through Her Music

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.01.2016 | Latino Voices

Rebeca Lane is spitting verses in the name of feminism. The Guatemalan hip-hop artist, featured in an Al Jazeera Plus video published Sunday, is using...

7 Networks for Latina Professionals or Entrepreneurs

NBC Laitno | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.25.2016 | Latino Voices

If you are a Latina entrepreneur or professional, you are not alone. The National Women's Business Council states that Latinas own close to 788,000 bu...

What a 'Nuestra Belleza Latina' Contestant Has to Say About Being Latino

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 02.23.2016 | Latino Voices
Ximena N. Beltran

A year ago a friend suggested I should interview Nicole Suarez for my bilingual/bicultural blog Mismore. The site is now defunct but from there, a friendship with Nicole grew.

Exploring Diverse Skin Tones During Black History Month

Sonia Smith-Kang | Posted 02.22.2016 | Black Voices
Sonia Smith-Kang

The MultiCulti Corner collaborated on a project for a group I co-founded with Delia Douglas of DDHPR called MultiCulti Corner (MCC). This project is perfect anytime but found it a great learning experience for Black History Month.

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."