It is easy to get bogged down on Twitter by the negativity that flies around sometimes. Maybe you check twitter first thing and the morning and you see the latest twitter battle between celebrities. Who wants to start their day that way?
Twitter connects us with people all over the world. More than a third of young adults under the age of 30 are using the social media site, according to data collected by the Pew Research Center. The percentage of Latinos on twitter has seen more growth than any other group in the past two years. Some of us have done some amazing things and Twitter is a great way to share our accomplishments. Check out some of these amazing Latina women and the great things they are doing. What’s a better way to start your day than with a dose of inspiration?
Maria Teresa Kumar – @mariateresa1
Maria Teresa Kumar is no stranger to Twitter. As the president of Voto Latino, she uses social media and texting campaigns to empower young Latinos to go out and take charge of their government. Her own personal Twitter is just as motivating. She often tweets about issues passing through Congress that we should all be aware. She is great at picking out some inspirational quotes as well.
Ana Roca Castro – @anarc
Ana is an education tech developer and the CEO of PreK12Plaza, an education resource helping students in underserved areas receive a quality bilingual education. Her twitter account shows her passion for education rights and bringing more women into the science and technology fields. She is also a founder of LATISM or Latinos in Social Media, an online movement to bring together Latinos on social media platforms in order to open a discourse for social change. Visit her Twitter and join the conversation.
Cristina Saralegui – @cristinaopina
Cristina is often called the Latina Oprah. She is a Cuban-born talk show host and journalist. She has interviewed countless celebrities and even some political figures. She shows just how far a Latina woman can get with some determination. Always the journalist, she often shares inspiring stories over on her Twitter account.
Maribel Marmol – @food4thoughtnyc
Maribel is a health blogger from New York City. She tweets about food, healthy living, and ways we can stay positive in life. Find out how to cheer up and avoid stress in the first place. Not only is her Twitter feed uplifting, but she is also a great example of ways we can all use our social media accounts to send a positive message to the world. Check out her account to pick up some ideas on how you can follow her lead and tell the world about your passion.
America Ferrera – @americaferrera
America is young, talented, and a very vocal activist for Latino issues. She has supported over a dozen charities including Peace First, Stand UP to Cancer, and Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. In addition, she has spoken at rallies for immigration reform and rights. She finds time for all of this while working as an actress! Keep up with the excitement on her Twitter page.
If you still need more inspiring women in your life, check out the #Latism hashtag. You can find Latinos sharing their opinions and discussing ways to solve social and economic problems. LATISM holds weekly twitter parties every Thursday with a different topic each week. Young voices are always welcome and can offer a fresh perspective. So go ahead and tell the world what you think! Twitter can be inspiring and you can be one of the many Latinas that makes it that way.