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Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

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Kay-Lani Martinez of Viva Glam Kay Talks Entrepreneurship, Motherhood & Motivation

Like so many first-time moms, Kay-Lani Martinez found herself at home and bored when she was pregnant with her first child almost a decade ago. A makeup artist by trade, she started doing her own makeup and sharing photos of...
News and Entertainment

DACA 10th Anniversary: How It Started & Where It is Now

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Today is the 10th anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and it should feel monumental, but for many immigrants, the uncertainty today is greater than ever. DACA was created in 2012 when President Barack Obama took executive action...
Lifestyle

10 Products from LGBTQIA+ Latinx Companies You Need

While Pride Month makes it “trendy” to support LGBTQIA+ companies, it’s important to show that support all year long. It brings us joy to see that beautiful rainbow flag splashed everywhere during the month of June and the rest of the...
Culture Family

Doulas & Midwives Can Help Latina Moms Reclaim Ancestral Birthing Practices

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Even in the best of circumstances pregnancy and childbirth can seem like daunting milestones for many women. For Latinas and women of color, it’s oftentimes even more complicated. Some believe that by reclaiming some of our ancestral birth practices —...
Family News and Entertainment

Enough is Enough! My Children Deserve to Feel Safe at School

This morning I sent my kids off to school just minutes after I saw the face of 10-year-old Xavier Lopez on my Facebook news feed as one of the first victims identified in the latest school shooting. It was early...
Culture Family

Latinx Parenting Founder Leslie Priscilla is Changing the Narrative With #EndChanclaCulture Movement

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Leslie Priscilla of Latinx Parenting is determined to do her part to stop generational trauma in the Latinx community. The child development specialist and early childhood and parent educator from Santa Ana, California was moved to “be the bridge” between...
Family

The Problem With Breastfeeding in America & Lactation Disparities

When I decided to breastfeed my children, I had no idea how racialized breastfeeding had once been. I didn’t know that while breastfeeding had been looked down upon in America as a whole for decades, there was even more stigma...