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Special Guest Post! Knowledge Conquers Fear: October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Participates in Walk-n-Roll Blog Carnival

This is a first for The Wise Latina Club.  I’ve teamed up with two Wonder Women–Charlie’s Angels, make that Carlos’ Ángeles–to spotlight spina bifida, the most common permanently disabling birth defect in the U.S.  It occurs when the baby’s spine  Read More...

¡Nominated as LATISM’s 2011 Best Political Blogger!

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Nominated as LATISM 2011 Best Political Blogger

As some of you know from last week’s post which details the high of my nomination which came during the low of Yellow’s death, my jaw dropped when I found out someone nominated The Wise Latina Club and I as Latinos in Social  Read More...

Named Latina Magazine’s Political Contributor: 10 Things Every Latina Should Know About Occupy Wall Street

Viviana Hurtado Latina's Political Contributor

I have been reading Latina Magazine since the days of the original white font, JLO first and subsequent covers. So you can imagine how over the moon I was to be named Latina.com’s (the mag’s website) political contributor ahead of the  Read More...

Song of Big Yellow

Viviana Hurtado's Yellow

The last few months have been tough since Yellow was diagnosed with a terminal sarcoma cancer, the latest in his smörgåsbord of illnesses that were literally eating away at the body, but not the big, nobel heart of my Golden  Read More...

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  Read More...

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

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

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  Read More...

In HuffPo Latino Voices: “The Gran Desencanto”

Viviana Hurtado's President Obama & the Gran Desencanto in HuffPo

I still have not invented the gadget that will keep Yellow from shedding his entire coat even though I just brushed him (I still don’t know how he is not bald although to be clear, I nor the Golden, are  Read More...

6 Minute Career Climb: 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  Read More...