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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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Hispanicize HipLatina

Hispanicize Co-Founder Discusses Goals for Empowering Latinx

In the nearly ten years since it began, the Latino-centric conference Hispanicize has grown to become the largest annual conference…

Latina bakers HipLatina

10 Latina Bakers Whose Creations Are Tasty Works of Art

It’s no secret that Latin American cuisine is some of the best in the world but beyond the savory dishes,…

Nail Art Guru Sigourney Nuñez On Her Climb to the Top

With a beaming smile and blue and purple strands of hair framing her face, Sigourney Nuñez  is unsurprisingly as bright…

These Entrepreneurs Are Working To Empower Latinx in The Business World

With just $500 and a dream, 26-year-old Mexican-American Patty Delgado left her full-time freelancing job to establish clothing and accessories…

Jessica Alazraki Immigrant Art

Immigrants are People Too: Artist Paints Real-life Moments in Latinx Immigrant Life

There are two women in bright, floral clothing seated near a rooster while a couple dances in the corner in…

Goth Latinas HipLatina

Goth Latinas Prove There’s More To The Subculture

In honor of the Endless Night Vampire Ball in Los Angeles, 32-year-old Mexican-American Jennifer Vasquez is dolled up in a…

Afro-Latina creates MicMasRemix hair care line Hiplatina

Afro-Latina All-Natural Hair Care Line Does Away with “Pelo Malo”

Adassa Ramirez wants young women to know that the texture of their hair does not determine whether they have good…

How Stigmatizing Mental Illness is Hurting the Latinx Community Hiplatina

How Not Talking About Mental Illness Is Hurting The Latinx Community

Seventeen-year-old Sarah Lisa Guerrero loved dancing folklorico and eating enchiladas with rice and Hershey’s chocolate kisses. She also battled with…

10 Mental Health Resources for Latinx Community Hiplatina

10 Mental Health Support Resources For The Latinx Community

Many People of Color suffer from mental illness in silence because of the stigma surrounding mental health in the Latinx…

Futbolista 4 Life Hiplatina

Love & Soccer: How Fútbol Helped Students Surrounded by Violence in Oakland

The love for soccer among Latinxs is no secret and in director Jun Stinson’s documentary Futbolistas 4 Life, she uses the…

Rachel Gomez Viva La Bonita HIpLatina

Viva La Bonita: Apparel Shop Empowers Latinas with Original Designs

Viva La Bonita, the apparel brand developed by 30-year-old Rachel Gomez, is more than just an clothing shop, it’s a…

Get Hoppy: Chicago Brewery Infuses Latin Flavors Into Its Beer

If you mix a pinch of mysticism, a sprinkle of playfulness, and a healthy serving of hops, you get 5…

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