Jul 23, 2014

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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 […]

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 […]

Are You Letting Your Ex’s Familia Hold You Back in Love?

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  This past Valentine’s Day you received a phone call from someone that still loves you. This call was not from your ex, but instead it was from your ex’s mother! After 5 years together you two decided to call it quits. Yet, still over two years later, your ex’s mother is still calling you […]

Latinas, Do You Know Your Sexual Responsibility?

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The Path to Sexual Responsibility So you are a modern Latina. You’re pursuing an education or a career or have already achieved your goals for success (y sigue adelante, hermana). You love your culture and give back to your community. And on top of that you are a woman that embraces her sexuality, yet sometimes […]

8 Dating & Sexual Resolutions to Attract the Love You Deserve

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How to be Successful in the Dating Game So it’s the beginning of 2012 and you’re still single. Have you been dating someone where things are just not progressing the way you’d hoped? Are you only getting involved with men on a sexual level? Did you just get out of a relationship? Do you only […]

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 […]

College Prep: Starting Early (iVillage Post)

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Getty Images In January, colleges and universities across the country experienced record-breaking numbers of college applications. UCLA reported a stunning 61,498 applications, and Columbia University received a record 34,587, a 32% increase over last year. The increasing cost of a college education and the struggle to pay for those four years are clearly not slowing […]

Spotlight: Heidi Pellerano, V.P. of Hispanic Marketing at Wasserman Media Group

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As Vice President of Hispanic Marketing at global sport and entertainment agency Wasserman Media Group, Heidi Pellerano has found a niche for herself in the world of sports marketing. Originally from Puerto Rico, she has much to say about the future of Latinas in business. She attributes her success to the influence of her mom, a PhD Epidemiologist.

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 […]

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