Oct 31, 2014

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Who Inspires Me? Sonia Sotomayor’s Mother, Celina Sotomayor

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Celina Sotomayor Watch Angélica Pérez-Litwin, publisher of New Latina, Jennifer Pons, Lauren Hand and Kelly Wallace on the iVillage Turbo Talk, speaking candidly about the women who inspire them (Hint — one is related to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor!); how they find that elusive balance so many of us are constantly seeking and whether a […]

Spotlight on Johanna Torres, Multi-Media Lifestyle Expert!

Johanna Torres, Multi-Media Lifestyle Expert!

Current job/professional title: Multi-media Lifestyle Expert/Editor/Blog Creator Company’s name: Mi Blogazine, Inc. Country of origin or family heritage? I was born the second of five children (as the oldest daughter) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. College studies brought me to Boston, MA, and the rest is history. Even though I have spent my adult years […]

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 […]

On Women, Friendships and Solidarity

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This is a guest post by Dior Vargas. Ever since I started school, my friendships with girls were challenging.  Of course, elementary school consisted of girls stating that you were copying them (i.e. certain phrases, fads), making fun of you, and talking about you behind your back. In high school it was pretty much the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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