Despite this, many Latina women are finding their voice through mental health activism. Dior Vargas, a Latina feminist and mental health activists, created Color of My Mind, a collection of content from her People of Color Mental Health Phot Project. Using the art of photography, she gave POC with mental health issues a voice and successfully addressed the homogenized stereotypes about mental health problems, and stigmas in the communities of color. 15 was established at this time of the year to commemorate Hispanic nations gaining independence from Spain.

However, studying HPV awareness and vaccination intentions in Latina women in general is important as they can benefit from catch-up vaccination. Currently, catch-up vaccination is recommended for any woman or men who has not reached the age of 26. Furthermore, Latina women knowledgeable about HPV and the vaccine and with positive attitudes toward vaccination can disseminate information among their social network. Our findings with women who reported having a daughter should be taken with caution as our sample size was small.

Foreign-born students who are enrolled at the University of Florida English Language Institute and maintaining a 4.0 cumulative GPA. Those with a background in agricultural migrant work who is entering or enrolled in an accredited postsecondary college program.

You might like my article about labels and identity… where I specifically talk about the white privilege I experience as a Latina and how identities are complex. I suggest spending more time looking through a personal blog before leaving harsh, accusing comments. She pretty much hit the nail on the head as far as dating Latina women. I don’t know what that other guy is talking about but one thing you should know is almost all Latina women won’t put up with a cheater. I believe your assessment of Latin women can be applied to women of all cultures.

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During her time in the Supreme Court, Sotomayor has worked tirelessly to be a voice for women and ethnic minorities in criminal justice reform. With more than 30 years on our screens, Maria Elena Salinas is the longest running female news anchor on U.S. television, and is the first Latina to receive a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. Dubbed the “Voice of Hispanic America” by The New York Times, Salinas has become a figurehead for the Latino community. Born Selena Quintanilla on April 16, 1971, in Texas, the artist known as ‘Selena’ was a pop superstar who brought Mexican Tejano music to the masses. She’s one of the most influential Latin artists of all time, winning a Grammy award in 1993 and a gold record in 1994 with Amor Prohibido.

Additionally, a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures estimates that up to half of Latino undergraduates’ parents have not received any postsecondary education. Many educational experts agree that parents without a college background are unable to adequately prepare their children for the rigorous academics and the social pressures of institutionalized higher education. “Without family background in the college experience,” the study notes, “these students may find it difficult to fully engage in college life, which can lead them to drop out and not complete a degree.” Persistent educational challenges continue to affect the Hispanic community, however. Many college-bound Hispanic men and women come from low-income families, and tuition rates for in-state students at public universities rose 242% between 1998 and 2019.

She’s used to being taken care of, and she’s used to taking care of people. She’s either top of her class in her career, or a stay at home mom focusing only on her family. This can lead to a culture of paradox extremes– a Latina women is either ridiculously fit, or struggling with obesity. I say creatures because it’s almost an animalistic instinct to share the charm.

That amount can mean a lot to a working family attempting to pay its bills, put food on the table, and provide for their children. NWLC also estimates that over the course of a 40-year career, with the current wage gap, the average Latina would lose over a million dollars in wages. Wage gaps also harm the individuality of working Latinas and limit their social and economic mobility. November 20 is Latina Equal Pay Day, the day that marks how long into 2019 a Latina would have to work in order to be paid the same wages her white male counterpart was paid last year. That’s nearly 11 months longer, meaning that Latina workers had to work all of 2018 and then this far—to November 20!

Suddenly, Latinas became a hot commodity and have the expectations of following the media’s image of a Latina. A concept known as the “social identity theory” explains how people derive their identity from the groups they are welcomed to based on commonalities. There are in-groups and out-groups, and people find worth in being in those in-groups.

  • In 2018, she founded Meza Talbott Law, a family law mediation and estate planning firm in Claremont, California.
  • Genoveva Meza Talbott, has been a practicing attorney in Southern California since 2003.
  • She is also currently Of Counsel with Law Offices of Vera & Barbosa, and is the founder of TheLawUnbundled.com, an online platform for delivery of unbundled family law legal services that make access to quality legal services accessible and affordable.

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In Florida, Maria Jose Fletcher is the founder and co-director of VIDA Legal Assistance, a not-for-profit legal organization whose purpose is to provide legal support for the immigrant women who have been victims of violent crimes. This organization acknowledges and aims to solve the issue of fear of deportation that plagues the Latina community and makes it fearful of reporting such crimes. The American Immigrant Council’s research states that in 2012 Latina immigrants from Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic had the lowest education level when compared to other countries. However, women had higher education rates than the Latino male immigrants, as shown in the American Immigration Council’s chart. For example, 6.2% of female immigrants in Mexico have bachelor’s degrees as compared to the 5.0% of male immigrants in 2012.

In the United States, the rate of breast cancer in Hispanic/Latina women is lower than in non-Hispanic white women. (The incidence is even less in Hispanic/Latina women who were not born in the country.) But those statistics can be deceiving. The nonprofit they created was Puentes de Salud (“Bridges of Health”), with an extra component called Latina Community Health Services that specifically catered to women. Puentes de Salud in South Philadelphia continues to serve as a multidisciplinary, community-based collaborative that promotes health and wellness through low-cost, high-quality healthcare, innovative educational programs, and community building. Latina women are 69 percent more likely to be incarcerated than white women, according to a 2007 report.

During each call, interviewers determined whether or not a working residential telephone number had been reached. Each working number was then screened to verify it was associated with a household. Working numbers of residential households were then further screened to determine whether there was at least one household resident who was a Hispanic/Latino woman at least 18 years old.

We conducted a cross-sectional population-based phone survey with a random sample of Latinas living in Dane County, Wisconsin between October of 2010 and February of 2011. A list consisting of 2,193 phone numbers and mailing addresses believed to be associated with Hispanic households was purchased from Survey Sampling International.

Most recently, she inked a three year deal with Amazon Studios that makes her the first female Latinx writer and creator to sign an eight-figure contract. Rossina Gallegos facilitates and manages the charitable contribution and the Foundation grant making for Los Angeles and Orange County. She also implements strategies, tactics and programs to maximize the talent and availability of Union Bank employees with the needs of low-and moderate-income communities. Rossina’s community outreach work heightens Union Bank’s presence to address the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act commitment, public image opportunities, and employees’ desire for engagement. The IE-NLBWA gave a connection to the areas most needed to grow a business, Vanessa was able to connect with banks for capital and line of credit and developing a strong solid business plan.

The COVID-19 recession, barely three months old, has had a sharp and severe impact on the employment of American workers. This report focuses on how the downturn affected the employment of major demographic groups of workers. While many American workers are hopeful they will get their old jobs back, analysts are unsure of the depth of the recession and the shape of the recovery that may follow. Here are five facts about how the employment of American workers is being affected by the COVID-19 downturn. The decrease in employment in the first three months of the COVID-19 recession is more than double the decrease effected by the Great Recession over two years.

To conclude the study, 40 women were asked to watch the final film and complete a survey that assessed knowledge, attitudes, relatability and acceptability of the video. According to Hurtado de Mendoza, the results of the final film are promising. In order to ensure that the information resonated with all generations, the team chose to feature a multi-generational family, with a grandmother, mother and several children. Nan Ficca, school director at NCDA, was intrigued by the project due to the cause and the unique challenge of working with scientists. “We learned a lot from these women, mostly that there are several barriers to counseling, and that overall awareness of being at-risk is low,” said Hurtado de Mendoza.

Put another way, a Latina would have to be in the workforce for 57 years to earn what a non-Hispanic white man would earn after 30 years in the workforce. Unfortunately, Hispanic women are subject to adouble pay gap—an ethnic pay gap and a gender pay gap.