Oct 31, 2014

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Vanessa Libertad Garcia: On Being Latina & Lesbian

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Interview with Vanessa Libertad Garcia This is an interview with Vanessa Libertad Garcia, a filmmaker and writer living in Los Angeles, California, about lesbianism and her story on “coming out” and dealing with her sexuality as a Latina. When did you first realize you were gay? I’d known since I was very little, about 4 years […]

Get to know… Sandra Cisneros

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“It wasn’t as if I didn’t know who I was. I knew I was a Mexican woman. But, I didn’t think it had anything to do with why I felt so much imbalance in my life, whereas it had everything to do with it! …” – Sandra Cisneros Sandra Cisneros is like a modern day […]

Are You A Literary Latina?

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source: wonderlane There is something magical about a story well told. We learn this from a young age, before we can read or even speak. Whether sitting around a table as a child hearing the family tell tales, (usually embellished with something new each time its re-told), snuggled next to a loving abuela, as she […]

Latinas Open Up About Their Struggle With Weight and Beauty Ideals: “It Starts Young…”

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Trying to live up to impossible beauty ideals is one of the most distressing problems plaguing women today. We all too easily join ranks with the industries making money off our insecurities, to engage in a war against ourselves. This “war” takes many forms, but the most common of all is our obsession with weight, […]

Communication Tips for Couples Who Don’t Share a Native Language

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It’s been said that men and women don’t speak the same language. Imagine how much more complicated marriage can be could be when “not speaking the same” language isn’t a ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ exaggeration, but literal truth.This was the case for my husband and me early in our marriage. As […]

Afro-Latinas: Finding A Place To Belong

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Ivy Farguheson Editor’s Note:  We are republishing this article in celebration of Woman’s Month and our upcoming Twitter Party on AfroLatinas on 3/13, 9PM EST.  Click here: http://t.co/1IeasH8 to participate in the Twitter Party. Identity – It’s something every human being wrestles with at some time in their life – some more than others. For Afro-Latinas, […]

Non-Spanish Fluent Latinas: “Don’t Judge Us”

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Los Piropos: Do They Make You Feel Sexy or Mad?

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The Birth & History of Piropos “Piropos” is the Spanish word for cat-calling, flirtatious comments usually directed at women by men on the street, but it isn’t so easily defined. The word is said to be Greek in origin – (“pyropos” in Greek, means “burning face” – presumably referring to the blushing that occurs after […]

Dealing With a Difficult Suegra

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Image source Jennifer Lopez’s on-screen character, “Charlie” faces off with her mother-in-law, “Viola”, (played by Jane Fonda), in the movie “Monster in Law.” “Suegra” is Spanish for “mother-in-law” but the problems that can occur between a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law need no translating. The historically difficult relationship knows no borders when it comes to race, religion, […]

Latina Cooking Blogs – A Mix of Tradition and Technology

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  Even Latina bloggers who don’t consider themselves “food bloggers,” often touch upon the topic and even share recipes. The conversation continues into social media – messages fly back and forth on Twitter and Facebook until everyone is left wanting everything from Salvadoran pupusas, Venezuelan arepas and Mexican tamales to Dominican mangú, Cuban lechon asado, […]

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