In moments of discouragment and depression when I am about to give up on my dreams and hopes, I tend to look around me for a source of inspiration. I am lucky enough to find that in other women around me, although not in the form I want it. I would love to know a woman (I know she is out there) who is independent and succesful in the medical field against all odds, like I want to be one day. Someone Antonia Novello style, respected in her field in REAL life. ...more
The title to the movie, Bless Me, Ultima, carries the key to unlock its magic and riches, for blessings rain down on those who seek to understand. Isn’t that the ultimate goal of life on earth? Antonio’s older brothers return from the war changed men. Perhaps because his mother wants her youngest child to become a priest, Antonio’s mind is filled with questions about the nature of man, and of good and evil. It’s post-WWII in the United States, and many Americans have these questions in their hearts.
Latina women have a rich Hispanic heritage that we want to impart to our children. Whether it's sharing food traditions, speaking Spanish, or choosing a name that will help a bicultural child feel as if she belongs everywhere she goes, new mothers need help navigating how to bring Hispanic culture to their children. And Lorraine Ladish's crib sheet does just that.
I know usually I write about all things beauty and I promise I will on my next post. However today I felt inspired to write about fear, success, and being a Mexican American woman starting a business.I'm not going to lie starting a business is scary for a number of reasons firstly taking a risk, a risk with finances, a risk with work and a risk of failure. Yes indeed all of this is on my mind daily but I have to ignore what sounds reasonable or logical and invest in me and work tirelessly on making it happen, my business being successful....more
10. Its sexy.9. Its fresh.8. It makes me feel like Salma Hayek in the movie Fools Rush In. 7. It reminds me of my Tia (I cant say which Tia, shes my Tia).6. It makes me feel like a Latina Pinup girl from the 1920s.5. A man in the airport asked me if I was a latina, and I asked him if it was the lipstick he replied, yes.4. It's elegant and fun at the same time!3. Not too many wear it.... But they should because it looks great on everyone!!!2. Its my honeys school color....more
I’m a busy working mother, wife, sister and friend who has tried it all when it comes to beauty, and beauty products. After growing up in a cookie cutter world and not knowing that I was beautiful (from other than my parents), I started my search young for all things beauty.I have learned what works for me, and how to work it. This has come in handy since I’ve been a cosmetologist for over 12 years, and a cosmetology instructor for over 11years and in my industry we always have to look good....more
Apparently, only white women get to argue about whether to stay home or seek employment out of the house. That’s the takeaway I got from the online vitriol sparked last week by Ann Romney and Hillary Rosen. It doesn’t matter whether it’s 2012, 1992, or 1972 — the Mommy Wars continue to pit white, privileged women against even more privileged white women. ...more
Racial identity is a personal issue that is currently hot topic within the Latino and African-American (Black, depends on with whom one is speaking and how he or she chooses to identify) communities. PBS aired a popular documentary called "Black in Latin America" which explores the "influence of African descent on Latin America". There is tension among Latinos and African-Americans....more
[Editor's Note 7/28/11: Summer's Eve has now pulled the Black and Latina talking-hand as, as well as the white one. Read on for more about the controversy. --Grace]
Last week, Summer’s Eve debuted an ad campaign with the tag line "Hail to the V!"
The campaign touched off a media storm -- not just via social media and ethnic-oriented websites, like The Grio, but also in mainstream media, including Forbes -- and even Stephen Colbert, who not only mocked the ads in last night’s show, but produced his own male-oriented hand puppets. "Hail to the V" has prompted over 100 tweets....more
When I was a senior in high school, my main concerns were getting into college for something music related, managing my crazy curly hair and spending time with my Varsity basketball star boyfriend. I had a senior project; it was music related. I certainly wasn’t concerned with what society thought about teen pregnancy. In fact, I was one of those who judged girls in my class who got pregnant. (It’s okay. Karma got me by the end of college.) So when I heard that Gaby Rodriguez faked a pregnancy as a social experiment for her senior project, I was amazed....more
Find out what the new generation of makers, creators and mold-breakers thought of Goldieblox and the American Express #PassionProject, and enter to win a game for the young girl in your life. Read more
We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more