Last night I was overwhelmed by inspiration at the Orgullosa #LivingFabulosa event. The event honored the ‘Nueva Latina‘ — a woman who is balancing her cultural world with her American life as well. If you’re like me you’ve most likely struggled with choosing between the two worlds and last night made it very clear that we don’t have to choose. Being a ‘Nueva Latina‘ means embracing the change our culture is making in our generation. It means loving our roots and balancing them with new traditions.
Twerking it out with Janet Jones of www.vixenworkout.com
My favorite part of the night was the panel discussion hosted by Angie Martinez, Nina Terrero, Lilliana Vazquez and Gina Rodriguez. The panel consisted of dancing, live performances and makeovers. You couldn’t help but feel as if you were sitting in your (very stylish) living room talking with some girlfriends. There were some tears, but overall lots of laughter. The women were so relatable and brought along some amazing guests to interview.
After hearing from all of these empowering Latina women, I never felt more proud than in that moment to be Latina. Knowing that we don’t have to choose, we don’t have to hide or over compensate is something we all need to be reminded about. Just being yourself, being proud and knowing your worth as a Latina is a enough — that is being a ‘Nueva Latina‘.
Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez
One of my absolute favorites from Orange Is The New Black, Selenis Leyva
Another beauty from Orange Is The New Black, Diane Guerrero
Style Expert, Lilliana Vazquez
I have to thank the wonderful Orgullosa team. They invited me to take over their social media handles for the night and because of them I was able to be a part of this momentous experience.
My friend, Style blogger Suzy Perez of www.StyledbySuzy.com
The beautiful Ory Diaz, Public Relations Consultant
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