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Virginia Isaad

Virginia Isaad is an L.A.-based journalist who has written for publications including Elite Daily, Hello Giggles and Upworthy. She’s also contributed to the Be Visible Latinx blog and worked as a staff writer for El Paso Times and assistant editor for lifestyle website Gayot.com. She was born in Argentina and raised in the San Fernando Valley and has never met a dulce de leche dessert she didn’t like. She’s written about city life for Los Angeles Magazine and Angeleno magazine but at heart she’s always gonna be an immigrant Valley girl who hopes to continue to write about Latinx culture and secretly seeks predictions from Walter Mercado for the new year.

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Dominican Author Elizabeth Acevedo Becomes First Writer of Color to Win The Carnegie Medal

Slam poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo made history when she won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her debut The Poet…

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Aubrey Plaza Talks Lack of Diversity in Hollywood

Aubrey Plaza is an established actress but her persona is so intertwined with that of her most famous role that…

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California to Pay for Full Health Benefits for Some Undocumented Adults

Some of the undocumented immigrants living in California will potentially be getting health care coverage if the state legislature signs…

11 Spanish Audiobooks to Get Your Kids Reading

Books for Latinx children aren’t just for fun, it’s for introducing kids to Latinx history and culture. Audiobooks are becoming…

Puerto Rico’s Skate Mamis Are Empowering Girls to Skateboard

A group of young women in Puerto Rico are claiming space in the male-dominated world of skateboarding, empowering girls to…

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Queens District Attorney Candidate Tiffany Cabán Reveals New Ad

Tiffany Cabán is a 31-year-old queer Boricua with plans for big change as she runs for district attorney of Queens,…

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Maluma’s Spanish-Language Documentary Launched on Youtube

Colombian singer Maluma is giving fans an insider look into his professional and personal life in “Maluma: Lo Que Era,…

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Salvadoran Transwoman Dies After Six Weeks in ICE Custody

Transgender asylum seeker Johana Medina Leon died June 1 after being held for six weeks at a private Immigration and…

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Opens ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ in Chicago

Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s massive hit Hamilton can now experience Hamilton: The Exhibition, an immersive 360-degree exhibition spanning 35,000-square-feet custom…

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XipiTeca Hosts First Annual Love Thyself Festival

Self-love is a common term these days but putting it into action is not as easy as it seems, especially…

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Christina Aguilera Confirms Latin Album is Coming During Vegas Show

Christina Aguilera announced a forthcoming Latin album during a performance at her The Xperience residency on Saturday, June 1 in…

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Sandra Cisneros Working on ‘The House on Mango Street’ Opera

The beloved novel The House on Mango Street is getting a musical makeover with an operatic release that author Sandra…

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