“Slut Walks” & Flat Taxes: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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

Oh yeah! When the topics are this varied, you know you’ve entered the “Beauty Shop” where women thought leaders chat on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin about the hottest political, economic, and social issues. Click here to listen to previous Beauty Shop “appearances.” This week I joined the very snobalicious Danielle Belton of […]

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 doesn’t close in the first months of pregnancy. This “first” begins with Laurita Tellado, who […]

¡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 Media (LATISM)’s 2011 Best Political Blogger. LATISM has been called one of the most influential online movements […]

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

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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 2012 election! Latina is the #1 on-line fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle brand for Hispanic women, particularly […]

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 […]