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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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ICE Shuts Down Immigrant Hotline Featured on ‘OITNB’

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Says ‘In the Heights’ Feels ‘Radical’ in 2019

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Florida Nurses Threatened to Be Fired For Speaking Spanish to Each Other

The Latinx community in Haines City, Florida makes up 45 percent of the population which is why seven Spanish-speaking nurses…

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Latinx Therapists Discuss Why Mental Health Days are Crucial After Traumatic Events

As of August 15, there have been 261 mass shootings this year and so with a growing fear of public…

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El Salvador Rape Victim Accused of Murder in Abortion Trial is Acquitted

Evelyn Beatriz Hernández, 21, served 33 months of a 30-year prison sentence after she was found guilty of aggravated homicide…

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Dascha Polanco Talks Overcoming Her Issues with Body Positivity

Dominican-born actress Dascha Polanco is known for flaunting her curves and spreading body positivity through her social media channels, but…

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El Paso Teachers Are Asking for Postcards of Kindness After Mass Shooting

On the Sunday following the mass shooting in El Paso that left 22 people dead, Teresa Garrett got together with…

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Trump’s New Proposed Rule Would Let Contractors Discriminate Based on Their Religion

Trump’s latest rule proposal is stirring up controversy after his administration formally proposed a new rule on Wednesday that would…

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Aida Rodriguez and Gina Brillon are Boricua Comedians with Specials Out this Week

Aida Rodriguez and Gina Brillon are coming into a space where few women — let alone Latinas — have gone…

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10 Ways to Help Immigrant Families Affected by the ICE Raid in Mississippi

In the aftermath of the largest single-day raid in U.S. history that occurred Aug. 7 in Mississippi, organizations and advocates…

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