¿Oscar de la Renta: One of the Few Latinos at the Oscars?

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Earlier in February, the title of an article in the New York Times seduced me: “Hollywood’s White Out” declared that the 2011 Academy Awards were so white, they were “blinding” (a similar article in the UK.’s The Independent “The Oscars Are All White” appeared one week before, and cleverly played off of the movie title […]

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, […]

Bebé Plus Me

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¡Hola Wise Latinas! Welcome to the first entry of Bebé + Me. I am Lil’ Sis, a Latina, college-educated professional in her late 30s and first time mom to Baby L. I am writing about all the teje maneje as Mami says, the ins and outs, and my reactions, to becoming a new mom. The journey […]

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 […]