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No One Talking About The Tragedy Of Visiting Cuba

Cuba is a beautiful country. Visiting Cuba the island just south of Florida is on the Bucket List for many people, myself included. In fact, after talking about it with many of my friends, I discovered all of the reasons why young adults want to visit Cuba. But as a Cuban-American, I also had my doubts…

Is There Room for White Women In The Natural Hair Movement?

Earlier this fall, I attended a curly hair runway event that was part of New York Fashion Week. It was the first time I had ever seen so many beautiful curly haired women all in one room. I’m telling you, I saw everything from Black women with gorgeous coils to Latina and mixed race women…

Why Every Woman Needs To Travel Solo

A major focus for women in 2017 was self-love and I was no different given my mantra was: fall in love with yourself. An awesome follow-up to 2016’s mantra, “Do whatever you want.” I liked going to museums, dinners and hikes alone and dealt with loneliness whenever it came around but I wanted to take…

6 Tamales From All Over Latin America You Need To Try

WE all love a homemade tamale, most of the time we make them during the Christmas holiday. Making them, buying them, eating way more of them than is probably allowed. We know that several countries make these delectable, packaged meals, but what exactly are the differences among them? HipLatina decided to unwrap (see what we…

Motivation Monday: 5 Simple Rules for Overhauling Your Life

We all sometimes need a wake-up call to realize we’ve gotten off track, that our lives are not going to end up where we want them if we stay the course — and so, despite ingrained habits and what feels like overwhelming inertia, we change with simple rules and discipline. Making big changes in your…

Lola’s POV: Looking For Some Summer Jams?

I know I’m not the only one out there who is like this. I sometimes feel like life is a movie, and I have a soundtrack and song for every moment of my life. Literally. I have my shower songs, a morning playlist, a driving playlist, a sad playlist, an angry playlist, a playlist for…

7 Curvy Latina Fitness Instagrammers You Should Be Following

In the real world, being fit isn’t just about being thin, it’s about being healthy and strong. Fitness isn’t about making yourself into a picture-perfect Instagram model, but rather about setting your own goals and overcoming challenges to achieve them. It’s about overall wellness, mental and physical strength, and perseverance. And it’s absolutely about accepting…