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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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I Grew Up Being Told 'Calladita te vez mas bonita' HipLatina

I Grew Up Being Told ‘Calladita Te Ves Mas Bonita’ & I’m So Happy I Didn’t Listen

I’ve always talked a lot – still do. My mom says I talked before I even learned to walk. She…

Foundations for WOC HipLatina

11 Beauty Brands With Foundation Shades For Women of Color

Rihanna’s cosmetic line, Fenty Beauty not only spoke to the importance of providing inclusive foundation shades but it also proved…

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…

Winter Curl Care HipLatina

3 Latina Curl Expert’s Tips on Caring For Curly Hair During The Winter

I’ll be the first to admit that for the longest my solution for dealing with my curly hair during the…

Wellness Apps HipLatina

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Anxiety and Mindfulness

It might seem counterproductive to rely on an app to help cope with your anxiety. After all, statistics have proven…

How to decolonize Latino holiday dishes HipLatina

How To Decolonize Your Latino Holiday Dishes

There’s this very American mentality that Latin cuisine isn’t healthy. Sure, starchy carbs and processed meats aren’t great for you…

Is the Word Ghetto Racist HipLatina

Is the Word ‘Ghetto’ Racist?

I never realized how racially charged the word “ghetto” was until I had a couple of cringe-worthy experiences recently. After…

Mariah Carey Jennifer Lopez Beef HipLatina

Mariah Carey Finally Comes Clean With Her Beef Against Jennifer Lopez

We’ve been noticing for years now the obvious shade Mariah Carey has thrown at Jennifer Lopez. But even Lopez had…

How to straighten natural hair without damaging curls HipLatina

Two Dominican Stylists Break Down How To Straighten Natural Hair Without Damaging Your Curls

As much as I love the curly/natural hair movement, I’ve realized that it could often times be hella judgmental. I…

Pelo Malo Where? Pop-up Shop in NYC HipLatina

Hause of Curls “Pelo Malo Where?” T-shirts Are Opening a Pop-Up Shop in NYC

Back in September, Dominican stylist and founder of Hause of Curls, Sherly Tavarez launched her “Pelo Malo Where?” T-shirts that…

Curly hair on first date HipLatina

I Used To Have Anxiety About Wearing My Naturally Curly Hair on a First Date

We’ve come a long way with the natural hair movement. Relaxer sales continue to plummet as more and more curly…

Christine Blasey Ford Donating GoFundMe Money To Sexual Assault Survivors HipLatina

Christine Blasey Ford Is Donating All Her GoFundMe Money To Sexual Assault Survivors

Nothing infuriates me more than when people question why sexual assault survivors remain silent for so many years. Any woman…

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