Aug 20, 2014

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A Few Líneas – less than 200-word posts on everyday trivial and not-so-trivial observations, by Dharma E. Cortes. I am watching ‘Man on Wire,’ a documentary about a French tightrope walker chasing a dream: walk between the Twin Towers (circa 1974). His French, Australian, and American comrades who helped him make the dream come true are interviewed. […]

New Latina Spotlight: Andrea M. Gutierrez, “Knowledge is Power”

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Degree(s) :: College/University: B.A. in Visual Arts :: University of The Pacific. Current Job/Professional Title: I am currently an Education Specialist at Micke Grove Zoo in Lodi, CA. I develop educational programming and curriculum for school groups, assist in animal care, coordinate major events. I also coordinate our private and public summer, fall and spring zoo […]

Three Generations of Women & My Best Friend

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Clockwise from top left:  Sister, Paternal Abuela, Daughter, Mother, Best Friend, Sister. Contributing author:  Lisa Renata When I think of Latina women that have inspired me throughout my life, I don’t think of women like Frida Kahlo, Isabel Allende or Salma Hayek.  (Not that they aren’t women to admire and learn from.)  No.  Instead, I […]

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, […]

Can Cultural Values Limit You At Work?

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source: baronsquirel Strong work ethics is one of the best employee qualities you will find among Latinos. We take pride in our work.  We get there on time, and stay there until the job is well done.  We thrive on quality work and push ourselves beyond our needs to meet our supervisor’s expectations. We are […]

LATINA-AT-HEART: Tracy Lopez: Una Gringa Bien Latina

Tracy Lopez

Latina-at-Heart  is a very special column here at New Latina.  This is where we celebrate and embrace our amigas who feel Latina, despite not being of Latino descent. They are invested in our culture and/or language, and fully understand what it means to be Latina. It is my pleasure and honor to put the spotlight […]

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