Savvy Latina: Smart. Sexy. Stylish.

Recently I had the honor of being featured on Savvy Latina. Savvy Latina is more than just an online publication; it’s a lifestyle. Savvy Latina is here to fill a void for today’s successful, stylized & sophisticated Latina. Savvy Latina is dedicated to keeping in step and following topics important to today’s Latina. Savvy Latina…

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Latina Women Respond

Recently Latina Role Model was featured on TikiTiki Blog: stories with cultura, color and sabor, in a post by Carrie Ferguson Weir called Smart Latina vs. Sexy Latina.  Carrie asked readers: So, has your Smart Latina run up against the Sexy Latina? What do you see when you watch Maya’s video? What does it bring…

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acciones plásticas goes プリクラ chicano style

Acciones Plásticas プリクラ Acciones Plásticas プリクラ is a collaboration between artists Maya Escobar and Rio Yañez. The Latina Hipster a bad-ass Morrissey-lovin’, tuff-girl sexy chica The Latina Role Model a diploma totin’ intellectual, sexy, social media goddess The Homegirl a hybridized version of Escobar’s Midwestern Chach and Yañez’s West Coast Chola. In Acciones Plásticas Escobar created…

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Nuevos Compañeros: Rio Yañez

My newest partner in crime is the talented, witty, godzilla and pikapika lovin’ Chicano artist and curator Rio Yañez. I first came across his Ghetto Frida two years ago, while working on the project Obsessed With Frida Kahlo. Immediately I felt some sort of cosmic connection-not to Ghetto Frida- but to her creator. And then to…

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Interview on Blogadera

I was interviewed on the Latino Blog Directory site Blogadera click here for full interview: Here we are with Maya Escobar. An artist and educator whose art, personality and opinions come to life by way of her blog and social media extensions.  We are thrilled to have her on to talk about her background, blogging…

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Identity Issues Affecting Puerto Rican Girls: An Artist Speaks

In her essay The Myth of the Latina Woman/ Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer describes her Puerto Rican upbringing in a strict Catholic home in New Jersey, where she was taught to behave like a proper señorita. Cofer explains that the conflicting messages she received as a child, were those commonly…

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