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A close friend was recently in Leon, Nicaragua and was struck by the mannequins on the street.  It seems they had something to their physique that most US mannequins don’t. 

A M'ija to Meet: Elsie, Mexicana

A M'ija to Meet: Elsie, Mexicana

What I love about being Latina: The glow of my skin, the shape of my body, the value in la familia, the traditions that flow through mi sangre What I love about being Americana: the opportunities that are presented to me every day of my life   My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America: […]

This week's Hijas events

I’ll be reading from Hijas Americanas, answering questions, and signing this week in the Triangle area of North Carolina.  Come join me on June 27 at 7:00 p.m. @ Internationalist Bookstore, located on  405 W. Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and/or on June 28 at 7:00 p.m. @ The Regulator Bookshop, located on 720 Ninth […]

Love Your Body and Book Giveaway Contest

Love Your Body and Book Giveaway Contest

So, my roommate right after college once told me something that has stayed with me for ten years.  Heather was a big time soccer player and around the age of ten or so, her mom said something about how strong and able Heather’s body was and how that would serve her well.  In order to […]

Hijas is a smart bet!

Hijas is a smart bet!

Just received an e-mail with this news from a friend in Asheville, NC:  the reading I am doing at Malaprops Bookstore there tomorrow night (Malaprops is a cool, cool book store.  Check it out sometime if you are passing through western NC) was highlighted as a smart bet in this week’s Mountain Xpress.  But before […]

A M'ija to Meet:  Maria, Nicaraguan, Vietnamese, and Chinese

A M'ija to Meet: Maria, Nicaraguan, Vietnamese, and Chinese

What I love about being Latina : The Hispanic family is united and in everyone’s business. The women in my family keep the web united. Everyone helps each other and sacrifices anything for one another.  In addition, I love the food. We pass on recipes through generations. The best events are when we cook together, […]

This Week in Hijas Events and A Promise I Need You to Make

Come catch a reading of Hijas Americanas: Beauty, Body Image, and Growing Up Latina at 7 pm on June 21 at JosephBeth Booksellers in Charlotte, NC or Friday at 7 pm at Malaprops Bookstore in Asheville, NC.  Next week I head to North Carolina’s Triangle area, and I’ll be hitting South Carolina in July.  Have […]

I need your input!

Hello!  I have been thinking lately that it would be cool to start a Yahoo Group for women who want to engage in discussing these issues (and other life issues, too).  It would be an informal e-mail group that one could join and toss a question or comment out when you have it and then […]