The Dress: What an Indigenous Woman’s Gown Tells Us About Sofía Vergara’s Golden Globe Pick

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Magdalena Quinilla Batz is not Sofía Vergara. Odds are she will never strut down the Golden Globes red carpet wearing a Gucci gown. When you look at Magdalena you can almost convince yourself that the red carpet is part of some fictional universe. There’s no way her portrait and Sofía’s many commercials and memorable Modern […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado Interviews Mary Mary or How I Added Reality Star to My Resume

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“Are you in DC this weekend? Urgent call me back.” ¡Ay! This text came on Friday which is my busiest day of the week since it’s when I publish The Wise Latina Club‘s weekly newsletter. Plus it was the last day to put the finishing touches on an intense foreign policy and politics-focused panel, “Caught in […]

Beauty: Skin (Soul & Brains & Heart) Deep

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In the confessional: This is different for me to write and for you to read. No politics. No Election 2012. No civic engagement. The side you know all too well, as my heart beats in every post that aims to inform and empower young Latina women by making our political system accessible and encouraging them […]

Medieval Instruments of Tortura?

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Like our African-American, African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern sisters, curly-topped Latinas follow the humidity index like entry-level CIA analysts are monitoring the revolutions in the Middle East. Mami has light brown, fine, straight hair, and struggled with not one unruly set of locks, but two (Lil’ Sis always had “better hair”). Mami’s solution? Short hair.  […]

J-LO: Gillette Gams of Gold

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Jennifer Lopez is likely the first chica to get insurance on her headline-making bootay (which is something Latinas, particularly Caribeñas never understood. J-LO’s tush is no fuss for us. It’s normál-sized). Now, she’s the first Hispana to be the face legs of Gillette Venus Razors. ¡Momento! I think I hear the Gekko, the Umbrella, heck, […]

Globe Is Golden, Lovely Ladies are Latinas

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I would need hours of plastic surgery, power yoga, and makeup to look like JLO, Eva Longoria, Sofía Vergara, or Naya Rivera. But it sure is nice to see women who look more like me than most of the ladies in Hollywood leverage their Latina loveliness to own the red carpet. Work it, Chica!   […]

The Wise Latina Club: The Manifesto

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Manifesto: A public declaration of principles and intentions. Could have political or religious connotations. A life stance. From the Latin “manifestare”: to make public. Related to the verb “manifest”: to display or show; appear; become apparent; prove. The Wise Latina Club is blogging herself into existence. Actually, it’s been here centuries, before Al Gore “invented […]