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Sandra Guynes
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Domestic Violence Survivor Sandra Guynes
By Valerie Tejeda | 10/15/2013 - 14:00

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.


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'Kid Chef' Eliana de Las Casas
Inspiring Latina of the Week: 13-Year-Old 'Kid Chef' Eliana de Las Casas
By Samantha Leal | 10/01/2013 - 13:42

Eliana de Las Casas might only be 13, but she's accomplished a lot more than your average adult! With a cookbook series and weekly radio show, the young chef counts Aaron Sanchez, Andrew Zimmern and Wendy Williams among fans. This week, she'll be working with Dove for their 4th Annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend event, which partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Girls Inc. and Girl Scouts to improve the self-esteem of young girls all over the nation. 


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Handbag Designer Sandra Reiman
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Handbag Designer Sandra Reiman
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/24/2013 - 11:23

Sandra Reiman is the fabulous designer behind the luxurious and sleek handbag line Sandra Cadavid. Hailing from Colombia, each bag is handmade one-by-one by artisans in her home country.

After moving to the U.S., Sandra decided to create her own design firm. From there, her handbags have taken off, even being worn and endorsed by celebrities such as Giuliana Rancic, Catherine Giudici, and Alexia Echevarría.


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Model & Autism Activist Christina Mendez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Model & Autism Advocate Christina Mendez
By Valerie Tejeda | 09/17/2013 - 12:05

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 her curves! Mendez has been been featured on BET's Rip The Runway, MSN Living, and countless fashion campaigns including QFD by Qristyl Frazier Designs-Project Runway Alumni, and MadRag, amoung others.


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Runner & Athlete Brenda Martinez
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Runner & Athlete Brenda Martinez
By Connie Aitcheson | 09/11/2013 - 11:46

At the recent IAAF Track & Field World Championships in Moscow, Mexican-American Brenda Martinez became the first American woman to win a medal in the 800m at the event. She ran her personal-best at (1:57.80) and won the bronze medal. Martinez, 25, is from Rancho Cucamongo, CA and is the only Latina on the national track and field team.


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Triathlete Aurora Colello
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Triathlete Aurora Colello
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/27/2013 - 14:08

To call Colombian triathlete Aurora Colello a go-getter would be the understatement of the century. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), this mother of four took matters into her own hands, using diet, exercise, and holistic methods for treatment–even curing her blindness caused by the disease. 

After participating in many triathlons, Aurora is now working to raise money for pediatric cancer research by competing this September in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox


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Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Entomology Professor & Bee Researcher Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/20/2013 - 11:47

Dr. Juliana Rangel-Posada, Ph.D., is the associate professor for Texas A&M's Entomology Department. Only in her early thirties, this native Colombian has quite the impressive resume! 


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Chef & Food Blogger Bren Herrera
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Chef & Food Blogger Bren Herrera
By Valerie Tejeda | 08/13/2013 - 12:28

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 from across the globe.


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Karin Larrave
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Financial Representative Karin Larrave
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/11/2013 - 11:39

Karin Larrave works as a financial representative for Northwestern Mutual, specializing in estate planning, business risk management, retirement, life insurance and disability income planning. She is also the owner of her own practice and is a certified bilingual financial representative. Born in Guatemala and raised in Mexico, Karin works in Dallas, Texas, where 38 percent of the population is Hispanic. Larrave works to educated her clients about protecting themselves in both English and Spanish.


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Inspiring Latina of the Week: Artist S. Whittaker
Inspiring Latina of the Week: Artist S. Whittaker
By Valerie Tejeda | 06/04/2013 - 11:22

Latina artist S. Whittaker recently launched her first 3D art exhibit in New York called "Time Signature." Using oil and acrylic based portraits on wooden canvases, Whittaker painted pictures of many of her favorite musicians, including Celia Cruz, Bob Marley, Marc Anthony and Ruben Blades.


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