What Gina Rodriguez Got Wrong at the Golden Globes

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The Twitter surge matched Gina Rodriguez’s emotions when she accepted the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her leading role in the CW comedy Jane the Virgen. Choking back tears, she declared: “This award is so much than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.” Unlike everyone on my Twitter […]

#ThxBirthControl. There I Said It.

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I remember asking my mom about birth control when I was seventeen. We were in the kitchen and I was helping to set the table–edging out Lil’ Sis so that I wouldn’t have to clean up after our meal. I was brave and daring. After all, she was chopping our salad ingredients with a ginsu […]

Mi Casa es Su Casa. Actually, You Can HAVE it.

“Women, then, have not had a dog’s chance of writing poetry. That is why I have laid so much stress on money and a room of one’s own.” – Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own “$400!,” I shrieked. Yellow, the Golden Retriever, poked his head up from his perennial sleep. It can’t be. I […]

Carolina Herrera, My Style Ícono

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Carolina Herrera. Cool elegance, not in a hip way, certainly not chilly. But, in this age of Kim Kardashian, she is dignified. Tiene clase, not just because she comes from an elite Venezuelan ruling family, but because her classic style is closely stitched to the contemporary; in business she is bold, yet charming; her designs […]

Monday Inspiration / Lunes Inspiración

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I’m excited to announce a new regular feature: Viviana Hurtado Ph.D.’s Monday Inspiration / Lunes Inspiración featuring different quotes to help motivate us at the beginning of a new week. The increase of women’s education and career opportunities is matched and indeed surpassed by the current media culture which sexualizes us. Beauty is reduced to the eye of […]

The Latino Victory Project: Q & A with Co-Founder Eva Longoria

Co-founders of the Latino Victory Project

The Latino Victory Project is a national organization created to engage the Latino community in democracy and the political process. The agenda is two fold–get more Latinos to the polls and directly support Hispanics running for public office. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization was founded by Henry Munoz and Eva Longoria. Wait, did you say Eva Longoria? Yes, I did. […]

Behind Every Great Man Is A Great Woman: The Importance of Female Role Models

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Women often work behind the scenes to help distinguished men and women achieve greatness. To end Women’s History Month which also coincides with Cesar Chavez Day, we highlight Helen Chavez, the wife of the labor and civil rights icon. Devoting most of her life to supporting her husband, she quietly worked to improve the lives of migrant farm workers, becoming […]