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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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Beyoncés ‘Homecoming’ Documentary Is an Ode to Black Women

I was vacationing in Marrakesh, Morocco when Beyoncé decided to suddenly bless the world with her new documentary Homecoming —…

Ilhan Omar Receives More Death Threats HipLatina

Ilhan Omar Has Received Even More Death Threats Thanks to Trump

House Representative Ilhan Omar from Minnesota, who was just sworn into Congress this year, says she’s faced increased death threats…

In the Heights Film cast HipLatina

Lin-Manuel Miranda is Hyped Over the Cast of New ‘In the Heights’ Film

We’ve been hearing about the In The Heights movie, inspired by Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-award winning Broadway hit for months now…

Miss Rizos NYC Salon HipLatina

Miss Rizos Is Finally Bringing her Curly Salon to NYC and We’re Hyped!

I’ll never forget the first time I had the pleasure of meeting Carolina Contreras, a.k.a Miss Rizos, the woman behind…

Black Girl Church HipLatina

Black Girl Church: Why We’re So Obsessed With the Beauty Supply Store

For a lot of Black women — Afro-Latinas included — the beauty supply store holds a very special place in…

Vitamin C skincare for dark spots HipLatina

10 Vitamin C Skincare Products That Fade Dark Spots and Even Skin

It’s officially vitamin C day — my favorite beauty holiday ever. There’s a reason why vitamin C has become the…

The Pineapple Diaries HipLatina

The Pineapple Diaries Web Series is All About the Dominican-American Experience in Boston

For a lot of Latinas who grew up in the states, seeing characters in films or movies that reflected our…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Climate Change HipLatina

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wants Americans to Understand the Urgency of the Green New Deal

If the 129-second video clip of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez going off on conservatives who mocked the Green New Deal wasn’t enough…

Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Broke Box Office Record for Films Starring Black Women

When I first learned that Jordan Peele — the writer, director, and creative genius behind the movie Get Out —…

All female spacewalk cancelled HipLatina

NASA Cancels All-Female Spacewalk Because Spacesuits Were the Wrong Sizes

We were so ecstatic when we learned that the first all-female spacewalk was finally happening and scheduled for this Friday….

Curl cut with The Hair Saint HipLatina

I Got My Hair Cut By Dominican Curl Expert The Hair Saint

Nurturing my curls back to health has been quite the journey. The one thing you need to have when transitioning…

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We Predict That Forever21’s New Selena Collection Will Sell out Fast

It’s been over 20 years since our beloved Selena Quintanilla passed and yet her spirit still lives on through her…

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