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Spotlight on Clara Gonzalez, Creator of DominicanCooking.com

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Clara Gonzales has spent the past 13 years known by hundreds of thousands of people as “Aunt Clara”, the face, camera and voice behind Aunt Clara’s Kitchen (DominicanCooking.com), the award-nominated, and award-winning food blog. Her photos, articles and recipes have appeared in magazines, books, newspapers and TV from Moscow to Denver.  Read more >> To learn more about […]

Latina Spotlight on Dominican-Born Songstress Roxiny

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There’s no denying the fierce femininity evoked by her presence, Roxiny (pronounced Rox-E-n-E) defines the experimental- electro-femme-pop genre and carves new paths with lyrics drenched in magical realism. As a Dominican-born and internationally raised singer-songwriter/producer, she lights the way for a new kind of pop culture femme. When did you know music was your calling? […]

Beauty and Identity in the Dominican Republic: A Broken Record of an Ugly Song

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On a bus on my way to the northern part of the Dominican Republic, Cabarete, a guy sitting next to me began a conversation with a guy sitting directly behind me. A conversation that is sadly too common in this country. They were saying that the most beautiful women in the Dominican Republic come from […]

Introducing: Aunt Clara (Founder of Dominicancooking.com)

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Boredom is my bane, one of the few things I cannot bear. I started my professional career fresh out of the university with a diploma that accredited me as an industrial designer. Less than two years after my graduation I quit my job. A stroke of serendipity landed me a job in a very different […]

Natural Hair Lessons on the Streets of Dominican Republic

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Employment and natural hair Question:  If your natural hair is frizzy, tightly curled or coarse, would you go to a job interview with your hair a lo natural — unrelaxed, without blow-dry or un-ironed? Most likely not. Latinas and African-American women are often faced with tremendous bias and prejudice against wearing their hair naturally. There is […]

Aunt Clara’s Dominican Cooking!

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Camarones con Coco y Jenjibre Today, we’re excited to feature one of our favorite cooking and recipe websites! If you love Dominican cuisine, you’ll love La cocina de Tía Clara, Dominican Cooking.  You’ll find a delicious range of recipes, including appetizers, party foods, beans and legumes, soups and stews, casseroles, desserts, drinks and more! From […]

Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology

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This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. In preparation for the upcoming Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit this October, at Google’s campus in Silicon Valley, I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields. I admit I stepped into this search with some trepidation […]

What we’ve learned about Latina innovation

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A Twitter Party on #LatinaInnovation Last week, ELLA Institute and our supporters met for a highly anticipated Twitter Party on Latina Innovation.  During the party, our co-host, which included Voto Latino and Crowdismo, engaged Twitter users to ask them, “How do you innovate?” Your answers flooded our Twitter stream faster than we could have possibly […]

Spotlight on Eva Smith, IT Cloud Computing Engineer and Publisher of TechFoodLife.com

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Eva Smith lives in Southern California. An IT architect by trade, she spends her time between Engineering and New Media.   In her free time she’s a social entrepreneur, google glass explorer and freelance writer.  Her love of technology, food, social good lifestyle and community building led her to create her blog, Tech. Food. Life.  Read more […]

Nuestra Belleza’s Yahaira Nuñez Opens Lollipop Boutique in Washington Heights

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 After months of construction, renovation and lots of hard work, Yahaira Nuñez, finalist of Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011, celebrated the much anticipated grand opening of Lollipop Boutique in an intimate ceremony with members of the press, bloggers, friends and family in Washington Heights, New York. See what she has to say about her entrepreneurial style […]

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