Sep 02, 2014

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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 […]

Why Latinas Are Marrying Non-Latinos

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Interracial and interethnic marriages are at an all-time high, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.  One-in-seven new U.S. marriage in 2008 was interracial or interethnic, with Latinos having the second highest rate (25.7), compared to Asians (30.8), Blacks (15.5) and White (8.9). The study attributes the increasing trend to the growing acceptance […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Two Cents on Achieving Goals — For Latinas

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source: sirwiseowl Let’s talk about achieving goals, de amiga a amiga. This week, I posted the following question on this website’s Facebook fan page:  “What’s one goal you’ve been contemplating for a long, long time, but have never moved forward with it?” Here are some of the responses I received: Going back to school Live in […]

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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Your Story: Monica of Mommy Maestra, Latina Blogger

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Bits and Pieces Let me tell you a little secreto I learned when I was much younger: I am a jigsaw Latina. A puzzle that has taken 36 years to complete… and I’m not done yet. My entire family has done their best to help me put myself together. But they didn’t always know how, […]

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