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New Survey Sheds Light On What It's Like To Be A Latina At Work

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.19.2016 | Latino Voices

The struggle to fit in is real for many bicultural Latinas, according to Latina@Work, a workplace survey released Monday by People en Español and Lie...

SELF MADE Latina Entrepreneur Nely Galán And The Era Of Women

Maritere Rodríguez Bellas | Posted 08.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Maritere Rodríguez Bellas

Nely Galán is probably best known for her skillful entrepreneurial talent and for her quest to empower women, especially Latinas. As the founder of ...

All-Female Skate Crew Challenges Patriarchy, Gentrification In NYC

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 08.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Meet the Brujas, the Bronx’s all-female skate crew and the subject of the New York Time’s aptly named mini-doc, “Brujas of the Bronx.” The vid...

Surviving Institutions That Weren't Created For You

Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora | Posted 08.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Yareliz Elena Mendez-Zamora

No one tells you how to survive in institutions that weren't created for you. No one tells you how to navigate through buildings that are named after men that would have spat in your face when they were administrators. Your choices are limited: assimilate, drop out or fight like hell.

An Eye-Opening Look At How The Wage Gap Impacts Latinas

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.27.2016 | Latino Voices

It’s no secret that, on average, an American woman makes approximately 79 cents for every dollar paid to a white man. However, the wage gap is even ...

Stop Bashing Black Women to Feel Better About Yourself

Tyler Payton | Posted 07.05.2016 | Black Voices
Tyler Payton

As a black woman, it is annoying and frustrating to have white women constantly degrading us in order to make themselves look "better" in comparison. ...

America Ferrera On The One Thing White Male Actors Never Have To Worry About

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 07.01.2016 | Latino Voices

America Ferrera knows first hand how limiting it is to work in an industry that offers so little representation for people of color and women, and she...

23 Tweets About Hilarious But True #LatinaProblems

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.30.2016 | Latino Voices

Latinas have it tough. We're meme-fied as "spicy" by the internet, constantly hyper-sexualized by Hollywood and make only 56 cents for every dollar ea...

LGBTQ Latinxs And Allies Share Heartfelt Messages In Honor Of Orlando Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.16.2016 | Latino Voices

Edward Sotomayor Jr., Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, Simon Adrian Carrillo Fernandez, Juan Ramon Guerrero, Eric Ivan Ortiz-Rivera, Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz.....

Why I Wish Latinas Had a #BlackGirlMagic Movement

Emmelie De La Cruz | Posted 06.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Emmelie De La Cruz

Black Girl Magic is everywhere. It's on magazine covers, all over the web and an on-going conversation on Twitter. It's a movement. Truth is black gir...

The Meme-fication Of The 'Spicy Latina'

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 05.20.2016 | Latino Voices

We're all familiar with the "spicy Latina" trope, the generalization that all Latinas are mysterious, hyper-sexual, exotic or a little crazy. It's a s...

What Does It Mean to Be a Good Latina Mom?

Denise Soler Cox | Posted 05.10.2016 | Latino Voices
Denise Soler Cox

What is the litmus test for good Latina mom anyway? Do we get a better grade based on how much we cook for our family on any given week? How clean our house is? How well our kids speak Spanish? How neat and clean we can keep a home?

'Lemonade' Is Not a Latina Narrative

Maria Rodriguez-Morales | Posted 04.28.2016 | Latino Voices
Maria Rodriguez-Morales

Even with Lemonade's cameos of of Afro-Cubana sisters Ibeyi -- which I took to symbolize the interconnectedness of Afro-Latinidad within the diaspora -- it still wasn't about us. It's okay that it isn't about us.

Pornhub Reduces Latinas To A Taco Emoji, Because Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 04.25.2016 | Latino Voices

As if it wasn't enough that Latinas are consistently fetishized in the porn industry, usually readily available in a separate category for viewers, no...

The Critical Role Of Entrepreneurial Communities On Latina Professionals And Entrepreneurs

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | Posted 04.20.2016 | Latino Voices
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

Entrepreneurial communities are especially important for Latinas. They create a special place where Latinas can connect with other Latina entrepreneurs, share entrepreneurial stories and strategies, and meet potential advisors, mentors and investors.

From NPR's Latino USA: Who Run the World?

Latino USA | Posted 04.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Latino USA

An hour on Latinas who run things. We hear advice from perhaps the most powerful Latina in the United States -- Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Author Esmeralda Santiago recounts experiencing a stroke and fearing she will never be able to read or write again.

11 Memoirs And Autobiographies Written By Latinas Every Woman Should Read

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 03.21.2016 | Latino Voices

When one person's life story is immortalized within the crisp white pages of a book, the results can be powerful. That's because memoirs and autobiogr...

Latina Women on TV: From Leading Roles To Behind-the-Scene Credits

Paste Magazine | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.17.2016 | Latino Voices

When Ugly Betty wrapped up its four season-run in 2010, it was the only show on network television to have centered around a Latina woman. The cult-li...

10 Badass Latinas Every American Should Thank

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.11.2016 | Latino Voices

You can’t celebrate Women’s History Month without celebrating the advocacy and general badassery demonstrated by Latinas. Latinas have been fighti...

4 Muslim Latinas Share Their Experiences With Faith And Islamophobia

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

Ever since Aamilah Vilchez, Mariana Aguilera, Shailie Nieves and Zainab Ismail decided to practice Islam, they say they've not only faced ignorance ab...

An Interview with Frances Negrón-Muntaner on the New Study, The Latino Disconnect: Latinos in the Age of Media Mergers

Daniel A. Olivas | Posted 03.09.2016 | Latino Voices
Daniel A. Olivas

Frances Negrón-Muntaner (Photo credit: Ugla Hauksdottir) Frances Negrón-Muntaner is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, curator, scholar, and profe...

14 Latinas Who Understand The Strength That Lives Within Every Woman

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 03.11.2016 | Latino Voices

March is Women’s History Month, and this year we're celebrating by reflecting on the wise words Latinas have shared about everything from womanhood ...

18 Amazing Women Fighting for Latinas Everyday

Cindy Nava | Posted 02.17.2016 | Latino Voices
Cindy Nava

The status quo is finally being challenged thanks to the voices of courageous women leaders who continue to build those bridges for the many of us coming right behind and who are devoted to unifying and empowering Latinas throughout this nation. Here are 18 such women.

Two Latinas At Forefront Of Historic Science Discovery

NBC Latino | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 02.12.2016 | Latino Voices

One of the biggest discoveries in science was announced Thursday: the detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes, a discov...

'No Más Bebés' and the Continued Pursuit to Control the Bodies of Poor Women of Color in the US

Elena Gutierrez | Posted 02.04.2016 | Latino Voices
Elena Gutierrez

Population control laws like CalWorks adopt an underlying premise that poor women and women of color cannot be trusted to fully control their own reproductive health choices, and that government-sanctioned coercion is an acceptable policy framework.