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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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Suzette Quintanilla Spills the Deets on MAC Cosmetics Second Selena Collection

Last Tuesday, March 31 marked the 25th anniversary of Selena Quintanilla’s death. She’s been gone for longer than she was…

I Stopped Heat-Styling My Hair For Nine Months and Got My Curls Back!

Anyone who knows me, knows that my heat-damage struggle took WAY too long. I started experiencing pretty bad heat-damage almost…

Kathleen Lights Shares How She Used Social Media to Build Her Beauty Brand

If you spend a lot of your free time looking at makeup tutorials on YouTube, chances are you’ve heard of…

Aimée Mazara is the Artist Behind the ‘What’s Happening in Dominican Republic?’ Illustration

On Sunday, February 16, the municipal elections in the Dominican Republic were suspended across the country by the Central Electoral…

Everything You Need to Know About the DevaCurl Lawsuit

Thanks to the natural hair movement, more and more women have in recent years been embracing their natural curls instead…

6 Latina Celebs Show off Their Natural Curls

It always brings us great pleasure to see women put the hot tools aside and start wearing and embracing their…

Jackie Cruz’s Instagram Post Claims Dodgy Association with Afro-Latinidad

February is Black History Month. In recent years, Afro-Latinxs especially have come to embrace our role in this celebratory month…

Ricky Martin Is Heading to Puerto Rico to Join Local Earthquake Relief Efforts

Puerto Rico has been through a lot. The island experienced damages from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake earlier this month that…

Ayanna Pressely Reveals Her Struggles With Alopecia and Hair Loss

Representative Ayanna Pressley, Democrat of Massachusetts, revealed for the first time in a video for The Root that was released…

Baltimore Is the Latest to Look to Ban Hair Discrimination and it’s Very Necessary

For years, people of African descent have been discriminated against and barred from jobs, schools, beauty pageants, modeling — even…

The 7 Best Shampoos and Cleansing Conditioners for Curly Hair

When it comes to shampoos, we all know at this point that sulfate, paraben, and silicone-free are the way to…

Selena Gomez Says Taking Medication for Her Mental Health ‘Completely Changed’ Her Life

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

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