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Nena Lezama

Silvana “Nena” Lezama is a poet, blogger, and a social media activist. She was born in Perú, raised in San Francisco, and is now living in Los Angeles. After working for tech giants in Silicon Valley, Silvana pursed her purpose as a writer, catering to the WOC and the Latinx community. She has consistently contributed content to major social media activism pages including Undocumedia. She has since continued to lend her voice to platforms including Entity Mag, BoldLatina, and LA Cultural Weekly.

Silvana plans to use her poetry and her writing to inspire a dialogue that can lead to the healing and empowerment of POC.  When Silvana isn’t writing, she is hanging out with her dogs or traveling. She has visited 14 countries and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. She believes both books and travel are the best teachers.

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This National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Is All About Body Positivity

In an era where the Kardashian body — you know, the surgically altered and dramatically hourglass figure — is celebrated,…

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7 Ways to Handle Racism at Work

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Snapchat Dysmorphia HipLatina

Young Women Are Getting Surgery To Look Like Their Snapchat Filters

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Dior Whitewashes Mexican Escaramuza Culture with Jennifer Lawrence

Another day, another whitewashing scandal. Dior and Jennifer Lawrence recently collaborate on Dior’s wildly problematic Cruise 2019 campaign. The campaign’s creative…

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Recognizing My Privilege Made Me Realize I Have A Responsibility

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Broken Spanish HipLatina

My Broken Spanish Reminds Me Of Our Sacrifices

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How To Get Over A Breakup In 7 Healthy Steps

Truth is, no one teaches you how to get over heartbreak growing up. When your heart breaks, it’s easy to…

Rape Sexual Assault Nena Lezama

I Never Spoke Out About My Rape … Until Right Now

I remember kicking it at a friend’s house while his parents were away. I remember him taking me to the…

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Ahed Tamimi and 5 Bad Ass Revolutionaries

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The Misconception of What An Alpha Male Is and How Females Help Redirect the Male’s Focus

Growing up with three brothers, I have had first hand experience in dealing with a man’s misconception of needing to…

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4 Things You Need To Know When It Comes To Travel Etiquette

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I Confronted The Woman My Ex Cheated On Me With and Found Healing

He was my first boyfriend. He was my first everything. Up until meeting him, I had no interest in guys….

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