Yara Simon Contributor

Yara Simón is a freelance writer who grew up in Miami and was raised by her Nicaraguan mother. She graduated from the University of Florida before moving to New York. She loves the city, though she suffers from fritanga withdrawals. Fashion labels Proenza Schouler and Wes Gordon make her heart flutter, and she won't miss an episode of Game of Thrones. 

Why 2015 is the Year of the Latina
Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Latina

This year was an outstanding year for Latinas. Gina Rodriguez shared her wisdom and hit the small screen, Jennifer Lopez proved age is just a number, and Cristela Alonzo helped bring more diversity to network TV.
The upcoming year is going to be even better for Latinas. Here are 10 reasons why: 


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25 Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2014
The 25 Biggest Pop Culture Moments of 2014

Though the American Music Awards reminded many people that Jennifer Lopez is 45 and that she looks better than women half her age, it wasn’t the only pop culture moment that had social media buzzing. There were plenty of other moments that defined 2014. Some might be easier to remember than others, but here are the top 25 moments of the year. 
PLUS: The 25 most stylish stars under 25


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11 Things You Didn’t Know About Deportation
11 Things You Didn’t Know About Deportation

Jane the Virgin star Diane Guerrero shed light on a topic that does not always get the attention it deserves. While immigration is a hot button issue, people hardly look at the aftermath. Guerrero revealed that her parents were deported when she was just 14, and the actress said that no government official checked in on her after her parents were taken away.


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10 Celebrities We Wish Were on Tinder!
10 Celebrities We Wish Were on Tinder!

Some celebrities have spoken out about using the dating app Tinder, but if we could have it our way, there are certain Latino celebs that we’d love to be matched up with. Here’s what their Tinder profiles would probably look like. (And yes, we'd totally swipe left.)

MORE: The best dating apps for Latinas


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10 Most Inexplicable Carlos Ponce Instagram Pictures
10 Most Inexplicable Carlos Ponce Instagram Pictures

Carlos Ponce is known for his acting and singing, but the Cristela actor should really be known for his sense of humor. Luckily for us, social media gets us closer than ever before to the Puerto Rican star, and as it turns out, he is always posting funny images. Here are 10 of his most inexplicable Instagram moments! 


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10 Celebrities Who Are Honorary Latinos
10 Celebrities Who Are Honorary Latinos

You don’t have to be Latino to love Latino culture. There are plenty of celebrities who work in and around Latino circles, and there are others who associate so much that we can’t help but think they might as well be one of us. Here are some stars who are worthy of the honorary Latino title:

PLUS: Celebrity couples who wed in Latin America


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10 Shows That Should Be Reimagined As Telenovelas
10 Shows That Should Be Reimagined As Telenovelas

Telenovelas are known to be dramatic and filled with twists and turns, and a fair criticism from those who watch them is that new telenovelas can seem very familiar. For example, the Maite Perroni-fronted show La Gata has been called a lower quality version of Corazón Indomable. Instead of looking at an extensive catalog of telenovelas for inspiration, producers should be looking to English-language dramas and comedies. Here are 10 shows that would be right at home on Telemundo or Univision!


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12 Unexpected Celebrity Movie Cameos
12 Unexpected Celebrity Movie Cameos

Sometimes the best parts of movies aren’t the plots or the main stars. Instead, it’s the cameos. These mostly unexpected parts can steal the show (or at least the scene!) 
Here are 12 unforgettable celebrity cameos: 
MORE: 10 stars and their tiny screen roles... before they were famous!


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10 Things Latinos With Mixed Backgrounds Understand
10 Things Latinos With Mixed Backgrounds Understand

Whether your mom and dad are from two different Latin American countries or just completely different ethnicities, growing up was an interesting experience. Here are the 10 things you definitely experienced because of your diverse background:


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10 Famous Latina Feminists You Should Know
10 Famous Latina Feminists You Should Know

Feminism is at the forefront of public discussions these days, with celebrities like Emma Watson and Taylor Swift coming forward to give voice to what feminism represents. And as more celebrities join in on the conversation, the understanding of feminism and the movement only continues to grow. Sometimes, Latinas can be left out of the conversation, but it doesn’t mean that we are not out there fighting for women’s rights. As a matter of fact, here are 10 Latinas that are doing just that.


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