inspiring latina of the week
By Valerie Tejeda | 11/20/2013 - 11:40 | 0 Comments
Monique Barraza is a breast cancer awareness advocate for the Latina community. After losing her mother to breast cancer back in 2005, Monique started the Abigail Barraza Foundation, an organization that unites Latinas in the fight against breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic...
By Valerie Tejeda | 11/12/2013 - 10:58 | 0 Comments
Jessica Medina is the Founder and CEO of Loving Curves Collective, a New York-based company and soon-to-be online store, that focuses on empowering and educating women to show off the beauty of their curves. The Dominicana strives encourage women from all ethnic backgrounds to embrace their body and be proud of who...
By Valerie Tejeda | 11/05/2013 - 13:41 | 0 Comments
Michele Ruiz is an accomplished entrepreneur, public speaker, blogger, author, and award-winning journalist. Born to a Panamanian mother in Glendale, California, Michele had a rough childhood dealing with abuse, racism, and poverty. Despite the odds, Ruiz put herself through college and went on to have a successful career in broadcast journalism. From there...
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/29/2013 - 08:46 | 0 Comments
New York native Kyra Caruso has an interesting mix of professions: she is a DJ and a doula. Part Mexican and part Austrian, Kyra is co-owner of the music and lifestyle company Blend Media Group. Caruso has become quite the hot commodity, even djing for the likes of Katy Perry and Rihanna.
If playing music for...
By Samantha Leal | 10/22/2013 - 13:51 | 0 Comments
Stefanie Frances didn't think she'd run a marathon when she first started running. But soon, it became a passion. Now, she's completed more than 30 marathons and, at the age of 60, has no plans on stopping.
Every year Frances runs the Nike Marathon race, which is now in its 10th year and is one of the largest women's marathons...
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/15/2013 - 13:00 | 0 Comments
Sandra Guynes is a nurse educator, artist, domestic violence survivor, and the president and founder of Pearls for Creative Healing, Inc–a nonprofit organization providing help to survivors of domestic violence.
Currently located in Charlotte, North Carolina, Sandra created this organization to empower...
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/17/2013 - 11:05 | 0 Comments
Christina Mendez is an actress, model, philanthropist, hostess, and mother, who is taking the entertainment by storm. Being the granddaughter of Meringue King Joseito Mateo, performing was always in her blood.
After nine years of working hard, Christina has become one of the most recognizable “real size” models, and she is proud of...
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/13/2013 - 11:28 | 0 Comments
Bren Herrera is a professional chef and owner of the award-winning culinary blog Flanboyant Eats, where she documents her life as a food writer and private chef. Bren also hosts the travel webseries, “Dine Out,” where she lends her cooking expertise and explores different cuisines...
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