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Will the New Latina Please Stand Up? How Social Media is Broadening Latina’s Image

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I am a regular contributor to the The Huffington Post ‘Latino Voices,’ a new section aiming to bring awareness and discussion to the matters, concerns and hopes of Latinos in this country.  Below is my first contribution — a dedication to all the awesome Latina women in social media.

The “Latin doll” stereotype is getting a makeover, and although stilettos might be part of the new outfit, the smartphone and laptop are essential items.

The digital Latina is taking social media by storm, over-indexing other demographic groups in the growth and use of social media, from twitter to social network sites. Around 2009, the blogosphere witnessed an explosion of Latina bloggers. Today, Blogs by Latina, a blog directory, has over 1,600 entries, since launching in 2009.

This proliferation of Latina blogs makes total sense. Historically, Latinas have been silenced by circumstances or lack of a socialcultural podium. Who she is and what she wants have been defined by CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE POST.

 

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Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Angélica Pérez-Litwin

Dr. Perez-Litwin is the Founder & CEO of ELLA Leadership Institute, a multi-platform professional development organization designed to advance the careers and leadership of women. She's the creative force behind the LATINAS THINK BIG™ national tour, sponsored and live-streamed by Google.

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