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I am partnering with some great women to produce a blog and regular print column on women’s issues.  We are creating a list of topics that we want to discuss (the group is made up women in the media, theatre, non-profit sector, arts, and counseling field.  We represent a range of ages and back-grounds), and I would […]

Looking back at last week

Looking back at last week

I had a great line-up of events last week.  I did events at colleges in North and South Carolina in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, and I had the opportunity to work with and meet some really wonderful young people.  At Davidson on Monday night, I did the 10 Things program and it was so nice to have […]

A M'ija to Meet: Marisol, Puerto Rican

A M'ija to Meet: Marisol, Puerto Rican

What I love about being Latina:  Having an earthy Taina on my left-side, a fierce Spaniard in my center and an African Queen on my right. Having a soul surrounded by a body of water. Having an island of rhythmic tongues and beats inside me, behind me, in front of me, under and over me. […]

Idea Generation and Book Giveaway!

I am partnering with some great women to produce a blog and regular print column on women’s issues.  We are creating a list of topics that we want to discuss (the group is made up women in the media, theatre, non-profit sector, arts, and counseling field.  We represent a range of ages and back-grounds), and I would […]

This Week in Hijas Events and the NFL

This Week in Hijas Events and the NFL

I am on the road this week.  On Monday, I head to Berry College in Rome, Georgia for two programs:  10 Things That Will Make You Think, Speak and Act and Smashing the Beauty Box (one will be Monday night and the other is Tuesday over lunch).  On Wednesday night, I’ll be doing a book […]

10 Between 20 and 30

10 Between 20 and 30

Have you checked out goodreads.com?  It’s a social networking site where you list the books you have read, rate them, and then link to your friends so they can see what you are reading, read your reviews, etc.  It’s an electronic reading journal if you will.  Check it out here.  If you join, make sure […]

A M'ija to Meet: Claudia, Dominican

A M'ija to Meet: Claudia, Dominican

What I love about being Latina: Mi gente, y nuestra cultura. What I love about being Americana: Growing up learning that only I can limit myself.My biggest challenge in growing up Latina in America: Being a walking encyclopedia and explaining Latin culture while demystifying stereotypes. It’s hard work to explain why and how there can […]

The Women of Hijas Americanas

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Thanks to SUNY-Fredonia

Thanks to SUNY-Fredonia

I had a great visit to SUNY-Fredonia where I helped kick off their Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.  Before the opening ceremonies where I spoke, I had the privilege of having lunch with some really fabulous students who were provocative and insightful.  Lots of interesting discussion was had, but perhaps my favorite was the conversation they […]

Madness!

Madness!

So, I’ve had a crazy couple weeks.  See that desk above?  Totally clean that morning– not a file in sight– and this is what it looked like mid-way through the day as I was going through the final motions of several assignments I had due before taking off for five days of events that ranged from readings […]