By Sugey Palomares | 10/02/2012 - 16:00
Patricia Garcia, 25, has the soul of a survivor. The Mexican newlywed from California was diagnosed with a rare type of tumor that is effecting her lungs and heart. She is currently treating her three-malignant thymoma at the USC Hospital in Los Angeles. As treatment expenses continue to mount, her family launched a Give Forward campaign to help with medical costs.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 09/27/2012 - 17:00
Brittany Maldonado is an actress, painter, poet and writer. The Puerto Rican artist, has dedicated her life to expression in all art forms. “Art, whether it was through words or painting, has always been my means of expression,” she says. She looks to artists such as Salvador Dali and Lauren Velez for inspiration. Currently, she is working on a play written by Latino playwright Jose Rivera.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/19/2012 - 15:06
Zayda Rivera, 35, applies her strength, determination, and positive spirit to every task at hand. As the director of multicultural communications strategy for the Hispanic Practice at Lagrant Communications, the Puerto Rican professional (and self-proclaimed yoga lover) helps promote and educate Latinos about the importance of health and health care. We spoke to the talented Latina about her role in communications and how she gives back to her community.
By Sugey Palomares | 09/11/2012 - 15:00
Jessica Priego, 38, runs a tight game as the Director of Advertising for the Chicago White Sox. The Mexican American professional, and lover of the arts, also serves on the board of the National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) and the International Latino Cultural Center (ILCC). Find out her wise words about how to achieve your dreams and make it to the big leagues!
What do you love the most about working as Director of Advertising for the Chicago White Sox?
By Sugey Palomares | 09/05/2012 - 15:00
Colombian and Honduran-American, Astrid Sarmiento, 23, loves putting her art design knowledge to good use. The Queens native is working towards her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Web Design from The New York City College of Technology and interning at the start-up company, Wordever. Find out more about her story and how she gives back to her community below!
By Sugey Palomares | 08/28/2012 - 16:00
After noticing a lack of coverage geared toward Latina moms, Martha Debayle began building her own niche multimedia franchise, BBMundo, back in 2000. Now she is one of the most influential Latinas in Latin America and was recently named the spokesperson for the L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Pro-Keratine Hair Color Collection.
The Nicaraguan entrepreneur, who resides in Mexico, manages a media empire reporting on women’s health, pregnancy and fertility, child development and general parenting advice.
By Laura Elizabeth Hernandez | 08/21/2012 - 16:00
Sara Maria Saborido, a Miami, Florida native of Spanish descent, is no ordinary girl. By the age of 29, she has earned an MBA, has worked for the last seven years teaching and caring for the children in her classroom, and has committed her life to helping others. Saborido counts her blessings every day and is most thankful to her mother, for making all of her dreams possible.
By Sugey Palomares | 08/14/2012 - 16:00
Stephanie Flor, 25, believes in the power of universal beauty. The Costa Rican and Ecuadorian make-up artist jumpstarted the all-natural beauty hub, Around The World Beauty, which features historical cultural beauty traditions for modern day women. The savvy businesswoman also volunteers to makeover senior citizens through a partnership with the program, GlamourGals.
Get to know this inspiring chica below!
By Samantha Leal | 08/07/2012 - 15:00
Dineen Laurel Lopez, 20, who goes by Dineen Laurel, is a New York City native who produces her own music and is already working on her second album. We got the scoop from the student-songstress on balancing her studies, the inspiration for her music, and her dream collaboration (hint: he brought sexy back).
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
"I'm Puerto Rican and European. I was born and raised in 'Loisaida' where Salsa was created!"
By Desiree Browne | 07/31/2012 - 16:00
Alicia Estrada, founder and CEO of Stop Staring! clothing is inspiring us this week. The Mexican-American Los Angeles native starting sewing her own clothes at age 16 and hasn’t looked back since. After a brief stint as an accounting major, the self-described “punk rock girl” took her vintage-influenced style to Long Beach City College’s fashion design program. Soon enough, big boutiques noticed her designs and she grew with the demand. Fourteen years later, the classic looks of Stop Staring! are the favorites of regular girls and red carpet starlets alike.