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Johanna Ferreira

Johanna is a multimedia content creator, Latina lifestyle expert, and writer. Born and raised in Queens, she now resides in Brooklyn. Currently working as Hiplatina’s Deputy Editor, she has worked for media outlets including Latina, Vivala and Mamaslatinas, where she worked as their beauty and lifestyle writer and producer. When she’s not creating content or editing stories, she’s organizing and hosting events and panels throughout NYC that aim to bring awareness and empowerment to women in the community. 

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Latinas in wellness HipLatina

9 Latinas That Are Changing The Way We Look at Wellness

In recent years, the global wellness industry has turned into a 4.2 trillion dollar biz. There are countless products and…

Hair Discrimination in NYC is Banned HipLatina

Why NYC’s Ban Against Hair Discrimination Is so Important for WOC

Bias and discrimination against curly haired people of African descent is as old as cuando cuca bailaba — as my…

9 Pointers & Products to Help You Live Your Best Curly Life

Presented by ULTA BeautyThe natural hair movement has come a very long way. Years ago it was practically impossible to…

It Took Damaging My Natural Curls for Me to Appreciate Them

Presented by ULTA Beauty Whenever I hear about a curly girl’s journey to going natural, it often involves a time…

Street Corner in Washington Heights Named After Mirabal Sisters HipLatina

The Mirabal Sisters Honored With Street Corner Named After Them in NYC

The Mirabal sisters — commonly known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies) — are being honored in Washington Heights. The City…

Blackface HipLatina

Why Are White People So Obsessed With Blackface?

It’s become real clear to me, that White people love themselves some blackface. In fact, it’s horrifying but probably fair…

Documentary on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez HipLatina

Netflix Buys a Documentary on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Campaign and We’re Here For it

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has practically become a household name these days between breaking records as the youngest woman in Congress…

Frida Kahlo Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Mexican Menu HipLatina

Frida Kahlo’s Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Inspires Special Mexican Menu

The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibit Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, which runs from Feb. 8 through May 12, is not…

Frida Kahlo Brooklyn Museum Exhibition HipLatina

16 of Frida Kahlo’s Style Secrets Revealed at New Brooklyn Exhibition

For many of us Latinas, Frida Kahlo’s art, rebellious spirit, and iconic style have always had a large impact on…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Defund ICE HipLatina

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants to Defund ICE

Our favorite congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is making big moves. On Thursday, the  29-year-old Puerto Rican Representative and Bronx-native called on…

7 Books Proving The “Pelo Malo” Mindset Wrong

If you’re a Latina with naturally curly hair, chances are you’re familiar with the toxic term “pelo malo” which translates…

Curly hair tricks and tips HipLatina

7 Tricks & Tips That Have Taken My Curls From Basic to Gorgeous AF

It took a while for me to find a hair routine that really made sense for my curls. Once I…

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