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Latina Spotlight: Stephanie Morillo, Singer, Songwriter, Music Blogger

Latina Spotlight, Stephanie Morillo

Stephanie Morillo is a singer, songwriter and music blogger from New York City. What is your country of origin or family heritage? I was born in New York City to Dominican immigrants. My parents made the decision to come to the US rather late; my mother was already five months pregnant with me when they […]

Announcing The IMAN Latina Model Search Winners!

IMAN, Cosmetics, Model Search, Latina Model Search

  Inspired by international supermodel, Iman, IMAN Cosmetics is focused on providing women of color with high-quality cosmetic products.  With skin tone categories ranging from Sand (light), Clay (medium) and Earth (dark), IMAN Cosmetics offers a cosmetic color palette to complement and accentuate Latinas’ natural beauty.  This March IMAN teamed up with TV Notas Magazine […]

Celebrating Women in Music: Monica Boyar

Monica Boyar, Latinas in music

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month NEW LATINA will feature five amazing of Latinas of the past and present, each week.  We are proud to kick off our Hispanic Heritage Month series with the fabulous voices, faces and minds of Latin music! Monica Boyar Monica Boyar (1920), born Argentina Mercedes, in Santiago de los Caballeros, […]

Celebrating Latinas in Music: Aurora Flores

Aurora Flores

Latinas in Music In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month NEW LATINA will feature five amazing of Latinas of the past and present, each week.  We are proud to kick off our Hispanic Heritage Month series with the fabulous voices, faces and minds of Latin music! Aurora Flores: Bandleader, journalist, producer, music historian and activist are […]

Celebrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit of Hair Salon Latina Owners: Isa Rodriguez!

Isa at Work

Today’s Latina Spotlight is on Isa Rodriguez, a Dominican Hair-Stylist and Owner of Lisa’s Salon in Fairview, NJ. Isa Rodriguez, a Dominican immigrant woman who came to the United States determined to achieve her American dream, talks with NEW LATINA, on her journey towards entrepreneurship, and the challenges and opportunities of being a business owner. […]

About Diary of an Ivy League Mom™

Angelica Perez-Litwin with her daughter at graduation (summer 2012) In 1985, I began my college years at Columbia University, and had the best four years of my life.  The oldest daughter of Dominican immigrant parents, I learned on my own how to navigate and conquer the college admissions process. It was not easy then, and […]

Diary of an Ivy League Mom™ – Move In Day at Harvard

Elizabeth Garcia

In 1985, I began my college years at Columbia University, and had the best four years of my life.  The oldest daughter of Dominican immigrant parents, I learned on my own how to navigate and conquer the college admissions process. It was not easy then, and it certainly isn’t easier today.  In fact, gaining admissions […]

A Latina Experience: On Growth, Harvard and Self-Discovery

Harvard University Students relaxing along Charles River

My mother once told me that I could make it anywhere, that it did not matter whether I was in the United States or the Dominican Republic. She knew I was going to be a professional. My brain was the key, my mother would say… I am proud of all the things that I have […]

Diary of an Ivy League Mom: Preparing Emotionally as My Daughter Leaves to College

India and Angelica at Graduation CORRECTED-1

Yesterday, I found myself googling the words “empty nest syndrome” and doing what I always do when I feel anxious: read everything I can find on the subject. The days are numbered.  My daughter leaves to Harvard College in exactly 32 days. Of course I’m superbly proud of her — it is no small feat […]

Spotlight on Francesca Escoto, Life Coach

Francesca

Today’s New Latina Spotlight is on Francesca Escoto, Industrial Engineer and Life Coach! Country of Origin or Family Heritage: I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I first came to the U.S. at the age of 11, and moved back and forth until I was 14. I came from Santo Domingo, the capital of […]

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