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When Will The World Finally Accept and Embrace Ethnic Noses?

“I don’t understand why Latin women are so obsessed with making their noses smaller and thinner,” a white aesthetician asked me after giving me the inside scoop on which celebrities she could “tell” have had plastic surgery. I had asked her what she thought Jennifer Lopez’s anti-aging and glowy skin secret was and somewhere in…

Penelope Cruz Gives Ellen Degeneres the Most Hilarious Spanish Lesson

Spanish isn’t an easy language to speak. Though it might seem that way for some, for others, however, it can be quite difficult, and even funny. That seemed to to be the case yesterday when Penelope Cruz appeared as a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The Spanish actress was there to promote her role…

Boys Deserve More from TV Than Muscles and Machine Guns

Boys have it pretty good when it comes to TV. From Sid the Science Kid and Jake and the Never Land Piratesto Psych and Modern Family, great male characters are everywhere. In fact, 70 percent of kids’ TV characters are male, according to the Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media. But shows that reinforce outdated male stereotypes (and females ones, for that matter)…

What the Response to This Father Being Deported Reveals About the U.S.

When I woke up this morning and checked my social media feeds, I was floored by the flood of emotions I saw from friends and acquaintances posting a Washington Post story titled “A Michigan father, too old for DACA, is deported after three decades in the U.S.” The story itself is a heartbreaking account of…

12 Lin-Manuel Accomplishments That Helped Put Latinos on the Map

Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Today is the composer, lyricist and actor’s 38th birthday. The Hamilton creator has had quite an eventful past year, including being nominated for an Oscar for his work on Disney’s Moana, doing a ton to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria struck the island in September 2017 and even announcing that…

Why Some Latinas are Reclaiming the Term “Mulatta”

In the states, the term mulatto comes with a lot of negative connotations. If said loudly in public, it would most likely make people cringe. But in Latin America, the term isn’t met with as much backlash. Though the word has the same painful roots no matter where you live, there’s recently been a reclamation…

Google Pays Tribute to Mexican Screen Legend Katy Jurado

Katy Jurado is a Mexican icon. An inspiration to Latinx artists everywhere. Today, on what would have been her 94th birthday, Google is honoring her with a Google Doodle, to educate millions about this groundbreaking actress. The drawing featured today is an animated depiction of Katy looking like a Spanish goddess. Her eyes, however, are…

How to Give Your Space a Proper Limpia to Get Rid of Negative Energy

The new year calls for resolutions, new beginnings and, most importantly, a spiritual cleansing for your living space and, if possible, work space. Think of all the energy you bring into a space, people you have over and actual things you bring into your home. Objects carry energy as well, so it’s best to use…

11 Latinas in Technology Changing the Face of Their Industry

We’ve all heard about the depressing statistics about women in tech and I’m pretty sure most of us have heard the outrage over the appalling treatment of women in the tech world overall. The bottom line is that it’s tough to be a woman in any field that requires them to work alongside men who…

What to Expect With Your First Card Reading

What do you think a card reading is? Do you have visions of an old gypsy woman telling you that you’re going to meet your soulmate at the age of 24 while buying organic avocados at Whole Foods? Do you think of Walter Mercado lamenting about how you will experience hardship at your job but…

Decolonizing Foods: This Is How Latinas Are Reclaiming Their Ancestral Diets

There’s this misconception people tend to have around Latin cuisine, that it’s fried, loaded with starchy carbs, filled with beef, along with other processed meats, and smothered in grease and fat. It’s delicious, but by no means healthy. But the truth is, there’s a lot of ingredients used in Latin food that’s actually quite nourishing…