Salvadoran American journalist focused on women's rights & Latino issues from Texas. IWMF Fellow. Communications Director at Jolt Action and Jolt Initiative.
Stephanie Beatriz Enchants the World with Encanto’s Mirabel
Argentinian native, Stephanie Beatriz has catapulted to fame for voicing Mirabel, the heroine in Disney Animation’s smash hit “Encanto.”
The animated Disney film tells the story of the “Madrigals”, an extraordinary Colombian family with magical powers, who live in a mountainous village called Encanto. Every member of the family is blessed with magical powers as a child with the exception of Mirabel. When her family’s magical powers are in danger of disappearing, it is up to Mirabel to save her family’s legacy and the town of Encanto.
The Dynamic Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O’Brien climbed up the media ladder to eventually run her own multi-platform media production company, Starfish Media Group, at a time when Latina journalists rarely got to work in front of the camera — let alone anchor a morning show for a global news network like CNN.
Latinas at the Forefront of Space Exploration
The world watched in awe as man first stepped foot on the moon in 1969. One day soon, the entire globe will witness man return to the moon, along with the first woman and first person of color. Then, it’s on to the Red Planet. Only a few years ago, these feats of epic proportions would have seemed impossible, but scientists, researchers, engineers, and leaders at NASA are working around the clock to make history once again. At the forefront of these groundbreaking missions are 12 Latinas who each play diverse, but equally critical roles, to ensure astronauts and spacecraft are ready for these
Path to Citizenship
In his first day in office, President Biden announced a comprehensive and ambitious immigration reform bill, known as the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, which seeks to overhaul the country’s flawed immigration system and offer a pathway to citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants, including individuals on Temporary Protected Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, essential workers on non-immigrant status and farmworkers.
Resilient Latina Entrepreneurs in New Mexico Thrive During Pandemic
Business owners in New Mexico, like the rest of the country and world, have been impacted by the pandemic in drastic ways.
10 Latina leaders launched the digital lifestyle community She Se Puede to empower Latinas
She Se Puede, a digital lifestyle community meant to empower Latinas and work toward transformative action, launched on August 31 and is already making a mark. It is not just a destination for mujeres who want to level up, but also for those who want to embrace growth as a state of mind to improve their lives and that of their families, their communities and the country.
America’s Lost Children
Leticia journeyed from Guatemala to the U.S for the same reason as thousands of others. She dreamed of a better life for herself and her young son. But her son was ripped from her arms at the border due to harsh U.S. immigration policies, and she was deported. Her son remained separated from her for two years, and now lives in foster care in the U.S. Leticia, with support from organizations is fighting to see him again.
More than a candidate’s wife: How Erica Castro champions education, women, and Latinxs
On the same day her husband, and presidential candidate Julián Castro, escorted a group of LGBTQ asylum seekers who were in Mexico under President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico policy” across a border bridge to their native Texas, his wife, and longtime educator, Erica Castro, sat down with The Mujerista to talk about her role as a math teacher, a Latina in today’s society, and as the wife of the first Latino Democratic candidate for president.
Our interview with Beto O’Rourke’s Director of Latinx Messaging, Claudia Tristán, and his position on Latinx issues
Claudia Tristán, who serves as the Director of Latinx Messaging for O’Rourke’s campaign, said his dedication and interest in the Latinx community, from speaking Spanish fluently to addressing his community in Spanish at a small press conference following the attack, is genuine and worthy of noting amid a crowded race that includes 19 opponents as of September.
This Latina Is Creating a Beauty Empire For Women of Color
Fourth-generation Mexican-American Jake Tafoya was raised in a family of lawyers but yearned for something different from a young age. That curiosity cemented Jake's destiny as a future trailblazing Latina in the Dallas-Fort Worth beauty industry whose team has had the opportunity to work on celebrities like Selena Gomez and Denise Bidot.
Cynthia Gonzalez’s Salvies Who Lunch is an empowering space for fellow Salvadorans to celebrate their roots
Cynthia Gonzalez grew up in south-central Los Angeles with a strong sense of pride in her Salvadoran roots, but no one to celebrate her heritage with outside her family.
Family and nun fight for retrial as man convicted by all-white jury faces death
“He never had a chance.” That’s what Sandra Reed said at the start of a rally in front of the Texas governor’s mansion calling for a retrial for her son, Rodney Reed.
Reed, 51, has been on death row in Texas since 1998 and is scheduled to be executed on 20 November for murder.
An array of supporters even beyond his own family, ranging from some relatives of the woman he was convicted of killing to a world-famous nun, argue that Reed is innocent and is a casualty of a criminal justice system...
Meet the Latina Giving the Good Old Boys Club a Run for Its Money
Vying for a Senate seat is a tall order for a longtime workers’ rights advocate who has never held political office before — much less joining a race with six other Democrats also throwing their hats in the ring for the party’s nomination. But Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez promises to run an unapologetically progressive campaign that calls for immediate and aggressive action on several issues.
Why This Successful Entrepreneur Pays it Forward by Helping Other Latinas Succeed
Ana Bermudez wasn't meant to be a success story, but she is. Her tenacity and dedication to fulfilling her American dream helped her overcome numerous obstacles throughout her life. Today, the San Diego native is a successful technology entrepreneur and advocate for the advancement of women of color in business.