Aug 05, 2015


Author Kathryn Starke Introduces: Amy’s Travels

Amy's Travels, Kathryn Starke

This is a special contribution from urban elementary school literacy specialist and author, Kathryn Starke. The New York Times recently printed a story discussing the lack of Latino characters in children’s literature. As an urban elementary school literacy specialist as well as an author, the article resonated with me for several different reasons. Having taught […]

On the Couch With Christine: How To Get Over Feeling Like A Failure

On the couch with Christine

What do you do when you feel like a failure? Hi Christine! I’m so inspired by you and your work. The best part is that you are a fellow Latina spreading your diosa wisdom to the world!!  Anyway, I was wondering if I could get some advice on this internal pickle I am in. What do […]

Mary Kay Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mary Kay

Mary Kay Ash founded her namesake brand 50 years ago, with a little more than $5,000 and a dream. Today, Mary Kay, Inc. offers over 200 products, spans approximately 35 markets and provides hundreds of thousands of women the opportunity to start their own businesses as Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. Not bad for a $5,000 investment. […]

Finding Privilege in an Underprivileged Community–A Personal Essay


  This is a personal essay submitted by a wonderful, driven and motivated young lady, Kyana Aguirre.   Finding Privilege in an Underprivileged Community Growing up in the South Bronx has given me a unique opportunity to get to know people of many different racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. In spite of the fact that […]

Latina Spotlight: Alisa Valdes, Bestselling Author, Literacy Activist, Producer

Alisa Valdes, Dirty Girls Social Club

Alisa Valdes is one busy mujer; she’s a bestselling author, a producer, a literacy activist and a mother! Dubbed the “Godmother of Chica Lit” by Time Magazine, Alisa Valdes introduces the world to six intelligent, successful, funny and perfectly flawed amigas in her debut novel, The Dirty Girls Social Club. Las Sucias, as the characters […]

Learn How To Get Your Niños To Take Their Vitamins


Daily multivitamin “pops” with flavor, offering fun way to build healthy supplement routines for children How amazing would it be if we could feed our kids the 9-13 portions of fruits and vegetables that they need every day? While we work on that, it’s important to make sure that, some way, somehow, they get the […]

Meet Hot and Handy Sandy Dias of Style Network’s ‘Built’


Meet Sandy Dias, the foreman of the Hott and Handy construction crew featured in Style Network’s new home renovation show, “Built.” A former airplane technician, Sandy watched his modeling career take flight after several people approached him about his model good looks while he was working at New York’s LaGuardia airport. Before he knew it, […]

ELLA Institute – Latina Leadership Network Nominated for a Social Revolucion SXSW Award


ELLA Institute – Latina Leadership Network Nominated for a Social Revolucion SXSW Award FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2013 CONTACT: Angelica Perez-Litwin, PhD 845-535-3233, NYACK, NEW YORK – ELLA Institute – Latina Leadership Network (LLN), an online community on Facebook with 2,000 professional Latinas, industry experts, social media influencers and leaders, was nominated for the 2013 Social Revolucion award. Social […]

How (and Why) to Add Exercise to Your Relationship

couple exercising

The couple who works out together…stays together?  While this isn’t quite a guarantee, it’s not a stretch.  As relationships progress, the behavior of both people in the couple tend to mirror each other – and this includes health habits.  In fact, a Brigham Young study of 5,000 married couples found that when the husband was […]

Spotlight on Lisa Velazquez, Founder/CEO of Wonder Womyn

Lisa Velazquez bio pic

Today’s New Latina Spotlight shines on Lisa Velazquez, founder & CEO of Wonder Womyn! Country of Origin or Family Heritage: I am first generation Puerto Rican and I was born in Queens, NY. I grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn, NY. Family & cultural heritage: My father was born and raised in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico. […]

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