Jul 28, 2015


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Are You A Literary Latina?


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 […]

Growing Up with Hair Rollers and Bobby Pins

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This post was previously published on September 10, 2010.  Photo by Adam Jones, PhD  At the age of 10, my mother could no longer manage my hair. “You have too much hair…I can’t deal with it…” she would repeatedly say in Spanish, as she brushed and pulled my thick and wavy hair into three tamed […]

Angélica’s Corner: Welcoming Blue Jays, Flowers & Butterflies Into My Life


The joy of watching a blue jay on our deck The month of June was packed with end of school year events — Kindergarten celebrations, high school proms, a graduation and a big family fiesta to wish our daughter the best as she heads to college. This meant I had lots to organize, prepare for and a […]

Spotlight: Amanda Yassin, NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant

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Today’s Spotlight is on Amanda Yassin, an NCCPA Board Certified Physician Assistant at the young age of 24.  By day, Amanda helps mothers deliver their beautiful babies, and by night she works in the emergency room!  A really busy Latina! Country of Origin or Family Heritage: My mom is from Dominican Republic and my father […]

The Guilt and Challenge of Raising Bilingual Children

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Photo by P Medved My sister and I grew up with parents and grandparents who only spoke Spanish. We listened to, sang and danced only Spanish music. We watched Spanish television networks, and most of our friends were  Spanish-speaking.  We lived in Washington Heights, a bustling (predominantly) Dominican neighborhood with all the cultural elements of a […]

Me Liberé: My Natural Hair Journey [New “Natural Hair” Column!]

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Taming my Pelo Malo for Years Have you ever sat in a beauty parlor chair with your head pulled back, tucking your ears with your hands, with an awful smell of burnt hair lingering in the air, and praying with great distress that the salonera would finally finish? Well, I have and it was the story of […]

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, […]

Spotlight: Yafreisy Carrero, Mathematician and Landscape Architect Graduate Student

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Today’s New Latina’s Spotlight is on Yafreisy Carrero, a Dominican-born Latina, raised in NYC — a Mathematician and Landscape Architect student with a very bright future!   Country of Origin or Family Heritage: I was born in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic. I grew up in the Bronx in New York. My family is […]

Interview with Robert Reyes, a Latino Vineyard Owner & Wine Producer


Today’s Spotlight Interview is with Robert Reyes, Wine Producer and Owner of Reyes Winery- a vineyard based in California. Roberts spoke with New Latina and shared with us his history and his thoughts about wine and Latinos. New Latina: Robert, you are one of the few Latinos in this country who can say they own a […]

How to Care For and Style Your Curly Hair!

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Caring for your Curly Hair Curly hair can make you look sexy and sassy, but when it gets out of control and frizzy, you’ve got yourself a hair problem.  We consulted the blogosphere and found you some interesting articles and video to help you manage your gorgeous curly hair and look stunning! What’s Your Curly […]

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