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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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Selena Gomez has been through a lot in the past few years. From struggling with Lupus to undergoing surgery for…

Lady Gaga Wants to Break the Stigmatization Around Mental Health Medication

We’ve made a ton of progress when it comes to openly discussing mental health but the stigma is still 100…

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Ever since they first started dating, reggaeton artists Anuel AA and Karol G have never been shy when it comes…

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Between the freezing cold temperatures, the harsh winds, and the indoor heating on full blast, our poor curls barely stand…

7 Latina-Owned Curly Hair Products That Were Total Game Changers This Year

While the natural hair movement technically kicked off years ago, 2019 was still a pretty significant year for curly-haired ladies….

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: 15 Gifts for the Girl Boss Aries

Fun, free-spirited, and fiercely independent, Aries tend to be creative, passionate, and energetic leaders who like to follow their dreams…

The First Trailer for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘In The Heights’ Drops

We’ve been waiting months for the long-awaited trailer for In The Heights, the first screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical…

Miss Universe Celebrates Its First Openly Gay Contestant and It’s About Time

Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, was crowned 2019’s Miss Universe and it was a major win for dark-skinned black girls…

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