A (Wise) Latina Meets THE Wise Latina

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Viviana Hurtado

Finally. I had the opportunity to meet HER. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the original “Wise Latina,” as U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar noted, not at “our” Trader Joe’s (despite hours spent “studying” the sugar content of juice labels), but at this week’s White House Forum for American Latino Heritage. I […]

The Sport of Women: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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One fellow recently filed a reclamo, electronically: Fellow: “You…are so chatty on the WLC whereas your e-mails are positively laconic.  I can’t even read between the lines because they only fit on one line!  Will the real Viviana please stand up?” Viviana: “It’s called I am crushed by email and it’s either being “laconic” or […]

Career: Claim Your Past to Create Your Future

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Her name is Deborah Rosado Shaw, not Barrington Harrington Carrington, III (pronounced, the thuuuuuuuhhhhhddddd). She was born and raised not in the Hamptons, but in Spanish Harlem and the South Bronx, some of the toughest and poorest neighborhoods in the nation. She defied statistics, stereotypes, and low cultural expectations to escape the barrio and climb […]

Is Prez Obama Anti-Woman? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Answers on NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin”

Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin

Some things just don’t go together. Al Gore and the Macarena. Kim Kardashian and authenticity. President Obama and being “Anti-Woman.” That’s just one of the chismes in Pulitzer-prize winning columnist Ron Suskind’s book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. The White House acknowledges that at the beginning, the male advisors closed rank […]

HuffPo Latino Voices: Vistas: Mastering Your Origins

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This week Huffington Post Latino Voices asked me to answer the question: “Which is the one Latino cultural trait you most want to see preserved and handed down to future generations?” My answer exists in dialogue with those of six other “prominent Latino thinkers and doers” who offer our perspective, a vista or window into who […]