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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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Harvey Weinstein Found Guilty of Rape in a Victory for the #MeToo Movement

Former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has been convicted of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual act in the…

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Disney Introduces First LGBTQ Character in ‘Onward’

Disney Pixar’s newest film, Onward, is breaking ground with the first-ever LGBTQ character voiced by lesbian actress/writer Lena Waithe. The…

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Gabriel Fernandez’s Tragic Story of Abuse and Death Explored in New Documentary

Eight-year-old Gabriel Fernandez made headlines in 2013 after he was found beaten so badly he died from the trauma caused…

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9 Books by Latinx Authors Dropping This Month

We’re excited to see 2020 has been off to a strong start in the literary world for Latinx writers and…

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New Latina TV Show ‘The Gordita Chronicles’ Coming to HBO

The upcoming HBO series The Gordita Chronicles sounds like Real Women Have Curves meets One Day at a Time with…

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Rosario Dawson Comes Out as LGBTQ

Rosario Dawson made headlines back in 2018 when an Instagram post led people to believe she was coming out and…

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Latina Model with Down Syndrome Walks Runway for New York Fashion Week

Sofia Jirau – a 22-year-old model with Down Syndrome – walked the runway at New York Fashion Week. “When I…

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Border Patrol Agents Taser Undocumented Man in El Paso Burger King

A viral video showed U.S. Border Patrol agents tasering a man they suspected of human smuggling and now they’re addressing…

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Should Mexico’s Baja California Sur Be Renamed “California”?

Cuauhtemoc Morgan Hernandez is a 53-year-old journalist lives in  San Jose del Cabo, a beach city in Baja California Sur…

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10 Children’s Books by Black and Afro-Latinx Authors

Afro-Latinx stories don’t often make it into the mainstream and less so for children’s literature, so we wanted to celebrate…

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El Paso Walmart Shooter Charged with Hate Crimes

The Department of Justice charged the man accused of killing 22 people and injuring 23 others during the Walmart shooting…

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Selena Gomez Announces Makeup Line, Rare Beauty

Selena Gomez joins the ranks of celebs including Rihanna, Jessica Alba, and Kim Kardashian West with the upcoming launch of…

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