Election 2012: The Mami Wars

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My friends call me Sah-rah Palín–the Latina Sarah Palin–because I am so critical of the “mainstream media” as it concerns the lack of diversity, especially at the decision-making level. The Mommy Wars debate reignited by Hilary Rosen‘s comment on CNN that Ann Romney didn’t “work a day in her life” is Exhibit A.  True Dat although […]

6 Minute Career Climb: Q & A with Crisis Queen, Author, & TV Show Inspiration Judy Smith

The Wise Latina Club's Viviana Hurtado Interviews Judy Smith, the inspiration of ABC's Scandal

Does anyone else hear the big clic when the Universe unlocks her abundance, when Diosito bathes you with goodness? That’s how I felt when I guest hosted NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin when Michel was away. One of the many terrific stories I did was an interview with Judy Smith, a Washington, DC-based crisis manager or […]

Why I Would NEVER Live with a Boyfriend Explained on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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That I feared the ¿qué dirán?–what will people say?–more for Mami than me is what barred me from ever committing a barbaridad of ill-repute that would prove all my tías in Colombia right about the perils of raising daughters a la americana. Then I got older and guess what?  I won’t move in with a boyfriend.  It has […]

Secret Service Sex Scandal Defense: Sofía Vergara Made Me Do It

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When Colombia’s extreme geo-political makeover as it hosted the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena was eclipsed by another national treasure–its Latina women, I knew to blame Sofía Vergara–you know who’s everywhere including Saturday Night Live, flatly delivering her line, “America welcomed me with open arms and pulled down pants.” Let’s back up:  At least 11 […]

Rush Limbaugh Said the “P” Word: TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

TWLC's Viviana Hurtado on NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin on Rush Limbaugh, Latina's Anger, & Black Women's Body Image

I “gave up” swearing for Lent. Not that I’m a potty mouth. But when I’ve worked hours on a blog post just to see it ¡poof! I wish my first reaction was, ¡Blessed Virgen María of God! When it comes to watching your mouth, I suggest Rush Limbaugh follow my lead. This conservative radio shock jock–who didn’t […]

Women’s Bodies: Rick Santorum, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s (Don’t) Duet (Girl): TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin

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Why do I bother watching las calorías…or pushing myself to race up “The Exorcist” steps in Georgetown? Doesn’t matter if I’m saggin’, + a few L.B.S.’s (sign of being in a happy relationship.  I eat), clad in fleece sweats, or rockin’ a Tibi coral dress and strappy sandals. They all want a piece of it. […]

Best Movie Love Scenes…or Por Qué I’m Still Single

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Editor’s Note: This post was first appeared one year ago right before Valentine’s Day. As I look back, I think it has the bones of how TWLC would and has developed (interesting, ¿no? that it’s a post about L-O-V-E that would inspire and become the guts of a blog that tacked toward politics): a modern Latina voice […]

TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks about the State of the (Dis)Union

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This conversation started inside the boundaries: we had a lot to say about the President’s third–maybe last?–State of the Union. Did Mr. Obama succeed in reporting to the American people what our country’s deal is, with a heavy dose on our economy?  Crucially as this was his re-election kick off speech, did he lay out […]