Leading Latinas for Girls


Latinas in TV & Film

These famous women helped pave the way for generations of Latinos in TV and film.  In the early days of Hollywood, some of these Latina actresses opened doors by being the first Latina stars. More recently, Latinas in TV have reached new heights of stardom by becoming highly visible and starring in their own shows. EARLY… Read more


HERstory: Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo was a storyteller who shared her personal stories of love, pain, pride and self-discovery using paintbrushes and a mirror. To this day, she is considered not only of one Mexico’s greatest artists but an icon for Mexican culture and feminine beauty, women’s rights and equality. She was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y… Read more


Sylvia Orozco: The Mind Behind Mexic-Arte

If you’ve ever been to Austin, Texas, you have probably seen the museum Mexic-Arte that is located in downtown Austin. The museum, which was founded in 1984, started out as a small gallery in a 300 square foot warehouse. The mission for this museum has always remained the same: to teach the people of Austin… Read more


Fashion Designer: Carolina Herrera

Don’t you ever wish that you could have the power to draw an outfit and make it come to life? Especially when it comes to designing beautiful dresses that will be worn at the grammy’s by a celebrity? Carolina Herrera, a fashion icon, is a true example of a hard working Latina and fashionista. Personal… Read more


Q&A with Gaby Moreno

Written by Sylvia Butanda and Sara Eunice Martinez With a soulful sound and incredible vocals, Gaby Moreno has received three Latin Grammy nominations in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist categories. In 2013, Gaby nabbed a Latin Grammy for Best New Artist. Latinitas sat down with Gaby Moreno, Guatemala… Read more


Rocking Out with Latina Musicians

Being Latina is something to be proud of. What better way to express your inner self than through music! Take a look at some albums by Latinas who are not afraid to express their culture and themselves. Shakira – Shakira Being a Latina, Shakira is an amazing and inspiring artist to listen to! Her new… Read more


Five Latinas Taking Action

The earth’s climate is changing and human activity is to blame. What may seem like a distant problem left for countries across the world to deal with actually affects us at home. Environmental health hazards are especially impacting Latino communities and workplaces nationwide. Recycling and reusing are some ways we can help make a difference… Read more

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Latina Spotlight: Leading Latinas

Latinitas celebrated Women’s History Month by hosting a blog-a-thon. Members of the MyLatinitas.com community shared who they admired and why: “I will be honest. I am not a big sports fan. But if there is one revolutionary Latina that just has to be mentioned in sports, that has to be Rebecca Lobo. If you are… Read more

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Leading Latina: Christina Garcia

Written by Rebecca Jackson Immigration reform is a pressing political issue in the United States as people from around the world cross borders to find better opportunities for themselves and their families.  A Latina making an impact to help immigrants is Christina Garica. Christina Garcia is the Program Coordinator for the Battered Immigrant Women department… Read more


Latinas and the Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is the  most esteemed award in journalism, literature and art. The ultimate medal at the end of a successful race every journalist aspires to receive. This prize not only represents an incredible journey, but also the talent and dedication put into their career. Administered by Columbia University, the Pulitzer board is made up of 19 of… Read more

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