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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.