Aug 30, 2014

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Spotlight on Jennifer Turano: A Latina Artist

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Jennifer, you live in Sweden, can you tell us about being Latina and living in Sweden? I was born here in Sweden. My father is from Argentina and my mother is Swedish, so I’ve basically grown up with two cultures. It’s been difficult at times but also a gift – there is power in being […]

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 […]

The Latina Mother-Daughter Relationship: Inspiration and Challenge

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I was already married with children, and for years, my mother would still call me every. single. day. “¿Comiste ya?”  (Did you eat already?) she asked daily. Bizarre?  Not really, not for a Latina mother. I couldn’t find a way to tell her that her daily monitoring was unnecessary — that I had grown up (for […]

Inspiring Story: Alicia Morga: An Entrepreneur (Video)

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Click on link to watch video What Entrepreneurship Means from Alicia Morga on Vimeo. Continuing on our series of interviews and videos of inspirational Latina women, I have the pleasure and honor of sharing with you the beautiful video and life story of Alicia Morga, former Chairman and CEO of Consorte Media, Inc, which she […]

Rachel Matos: Arts Educator, Portrait Artist and Professional Actor

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  We continue to celebrate and highlight the artistic talent of Latinas! Today’s spotlight is on Rachel Matos, an arts educator who has worked for many extraordinary arts institutions – Norton Simon, LACMA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Montclair Art Museum, Guggenheim, Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, BX Museum, El Museo del Barrio, The Met – under different capacities […]

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

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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 […]

LATINA ARTIST: Soraida Martinez: Feminist Artist

Soraida Martinez: Feminist Artist

Puerto Rican Stereotype: The Way You See Me, Without Looking At Me Not long ago, I found this painting online.  I fell in love with it’s power and majesty.  Then, I read about the artist and her work’s mission, and became even more in love with this particular painting.  I contacted the Soraida Martinez, a […]

13 Ways to Help You Achieve Self-Employment

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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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