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Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson is a Boricua freelance writer and editor, and a full-time stay-at-home mom, with an expertise in everything related to entertainment, travel, food, wellness and parenting. She has a degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rutgers University, and has been writing professionally for more than a dozen years. She’s passionate about experiencing the world and its diversity of cultures through food and travel, especially with her husband and children. She’s also a self-professed book nerd and TV and movie addict.

Follow her on Instagram: @writershayneaja

Nicole Young

Nicole Young

Nicole Young is a Mexican wellness and music writer and self-proclaimed reggaetonera with a master’s degree in Public Health who loves Zumba. She’s passionate about health and wellness in the Latinx community and also enjoys covering Latinx pop music and artists including Bad Bunny and Becky G.

Follow her on Instagram: @nicole.a.young

Laysha Macedo

Laysha Macedo

Chicana Laysha Macedo is an American Literature & Culture and Psychology student at UCLA and an intern at HipLatina. She focuses on the experiences of first-generation Latinxs while also writing on entertainment, news, and literature.  She has a passion for learning about Latinx representation in films, television, and books as well as discussing the shared experiences of first-gen Latinas in academia. 

Follow her on Instagram: @layshamacedo

Sofía Aguilar

Sofía Aguilar is a Chicana writer and editor based in Los Angeles, California. In addition to her own creative projects, she frequently writes about politics, pop culture, media and entertainment, and representation of marginalized communities. A first-generation college graduate, she earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she received the Spencer Barnett Memorial Prize for Excellence in Latin American and Latinx Studies. You can find Sofía at sofiaaguilar.com.

Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @sofiaxaguilar