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PLEASURE Is NOT A Dirty Word: Empower Your Sexuality Mujer!

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  A “Latina’s Place” In Sexuality As Latinas, many of us learned about our “roles” in sexuality while we were helping our mamis, tias y abuelas cook dinner and tending to other domestic responsibilities. Many Latinas were taught that women’s roles in sexuality are solely for procreation, pleasing her (male sexual) partner (in which he […]

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 […]

Losing My Curves, Gaining New Strength: My Battle with Breast Cancer

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Growing up as a young Latina, we tend to often have a love-hate relationship with our natural-born, feminine curves. For me, I quickly learned to embrace my perky C-cup breasts because, as a rather petite 5’1” female, I lacked the voluminous curves in my bottom half. So I was always happy with the curves that […]

“What Are You?”: Confessions From a Multiracial Latina

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“What Are You?”: Confessions From a Multiracial Latina I can usually tell when it’s coming because the person squints with this perplexed look, shaking their head from side to side, and in slow motion the words roll off of their tongue…What are you? I’ve gotten the question from colleagues, audience members, old ladies on the bus, […]

Arianna Huffington & The Infectious Empowerment of Story Telling

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Arianna Huffington and Angelica Perez-Litwin, at the NCLR Conference Today, Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-chief of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group, delivered the keynote address at the Latinas Brunch of the 2011 NCLR (National Council of La Raza) Conference.  Amidst a room filled with over 1,800 Latinos of all ages, nationalities and professional background, this […]

Ask a Professional: “What’s a Healthy & Safe Way to Lose Weight?”

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Mentoring Hermanas is a Q & A platform on Facebook where your burning questions are answered by a group of professional Latina women — supporting our hermanas one question at a time.  To submit your question, click here. Ask a Professional:  ”I Have Been Trying to Lose Weight. I’m Apple Shaped. What is a Healthy […]

Follow Your Dreams and Make a Living Out of It!

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America is known as the land of the free, the place to achieve the American dream. It is the place we are led to believe we can reach out and touch the sky. But in reality how many people do we know that are actually doing exactly what they love and not just trying to […]

There Is Nothing Wrong With You [Book Pages]

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You have been taught that there is something wrong with you and that you are imperfect, but there isn’t and you’re not. Unless you were raised by wolves, the chances are extremely good that as you were growing up, you heard at least a few of the following: Don’t do that…Stop that…Put that down…I told […]

A Chapter In My Life: Keeping It Together In The Midst of Change

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At the age of 27, I got divorced and became a single mom to an 11-month old baby girl. This occurred three months before starting an intensive internship year in Clinical Psychology, part of my training for a doctoral degree.  It all happened suddenly, although by no means unexpectedly (except to family and friends…).  After […]

Battling the F word: Fear

This post has no photograph. And it is on purpose. This one is about you, me, women and mothers, and it is about fear. As women, we might have come a long way (baby…) but fear continues to have an oppressive role that weaves through all areas of our personal, professional and social lives. No […]

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