Aug 29, 2014

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Lessons on Love & Familia from Mi Mamá

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Lessons on Love & Familia from Mi Mamá I have many friends and family members who are mothers. There are times we all get together and I tend to stay a little quieter about giving advice or sharing too much of my experience. Sometimes I am over-critical of myself. I think it has to do […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carta de Amor para mi Mamá Juana

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, we are sharing love letters from our readers to their beloved mothers.  This letter was written by Helen Troncoso. Dear Mamá Juana, You are probably so surprised that you are receiving this letter. Out of the six children you have, I think we butt heads the most, I think that […]

Love Letter to My Mother

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Rachel Matos and her mother This week we are celebrating El Día de las Madres with love letters written by our readers to their mothers.  This letter was written by Rachel Matos. Dear Mom, It’s been a while since I’ve written a letter to you. Do you remember that?  While you would take me to […]

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