#wcw Anacaona

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When we think of rulers of nations we think of men, but Anacaona was the Cacica (chief) of Xaragua in the southwest region of Hispaniola.  The Taíno translation of her name is “golden flower” and she came from a long line of caciques.  She ruled Xaragua equally with her brother, Brohechío. Her husband, Caonabo, ruled a nearby territory, Maguana. They were two of the top five

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Love It or Hate It

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I’m having a love/hate relationship with this belted top. The colors and pattern of this fabric is what I gravitated towards. I really like the color combination with the green and pink intermixed together. I also love the silluette of the top. It’s flattering and I’ve love peplum style tops. This versatile top allows

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#wcw Dorlores Huerta

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Dolores Huerta is a Latina Icon! She is a true example of what our girls should look up to for a role model and is an exemplary woman for the Latino community. She is a civil rights activist and

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Chunky Scarf

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This week I went shopping in my own closet and discovered a scarf I purchased around 15 years ago.  I love buying classic key pieces that are timeless and can fall into any trend season after season. Paired with a vintage

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#wcw Julia Alvarez

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“How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents” came to me when I was a young woman eager to get my hands on any book written by Latinas. At this time, I was reading the works of Sandra Cisneros, Isabel Allende, Esmeralda Santiago, Cristina García, and

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Winter Escape

RetouchPRbiggieThis month I went on  a winter getaway to San Juan, Puerto Rico.  This was my first time on the island but instead of jamming in every excursion and the “must see” activities into my trip, I decided to lay low and soak up the sun most of the time.  I stayed at the

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A Cape and the City

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Living in NYC gives me such an advantage when it comes to selecting locations for photoshoots. There are no bad choices! For this time around, I chose Columbia University, Morningside campus on the Upper West Side. This grand campus is filled with historical buildings
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#wcw Rita Moreno

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What is it about Rita Moreno that hasn’t already been said? In a nutshell, she’s AH-MAZING! I chose to write about her because she’s a Latina that not only portrays a positive image, but she’s relatable and easy to identify with. I look up to her and her accomplishments. Girls facing the everyday challenges, called life, can read about Rita and

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Frida Kahlo and the New York Botanical Garden

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The Frida Kahlo Art, Garden, Life exhibit came to the New York Botanical Garden in NYC in May of 2015. Being the procrastinator that I am, I went to visit the exhibit on the last weekend showing, of course! It was absolutely beautiful! I started the tour at the art gallery where there were about a dozen of her original paintings and drawings. Frida’s art

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