Posts Tagged ‘latina’

I Support the The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem, do you? #DoveInspired

At the tender age of 11, I was ripped from my home, my community, my comfort, into a place dripped in superficiality that was unfamiliar and scary. When I just a pre-teen I looked at delicately balanced African-American and Colombian complexion and didn’t see beauty. It’s something I’ve struggled with my whole life – feeling beautiful. I’m insatiable. I want better, could be better, and have an incredibly difficult time accepting my worth, uncovering my beauty.

I’m so impressed by the work that Dove is doing to inspire girls all over the world, encouraging them to fully understand that their beauty should be a source of confidence, not anxiety. Given my struggle with self-esteem and beauty, it makes raising a daughter in an incredibly materialistic world quite difficult. My relationship with my Mom wasn’t one where she acknowledged my beauty, my Father being absent from my childhood exacerbated my issues of not realizing my beauty. Moms are important, I know this firsthand. More than half of girls globally say their Mother is their number one female role model. Having a simple conversation about beauty with girls, can make a world of a difference, and The Dove Movement for Self-Esteem opens up a world of opportunities for women to make a difference.

We all have a role to play in building up our next generation of strong and confident women. You can visit Vivemejor.com to access free tools to motivate and inspire girls in your life. While you are there be sure to download the “Let’s Talk” toolkit, a discussion guide developed by Dove Global Self-Esteem Ambassador Jess Weiner to help Moms and mentors start a conversation on beauty and self-esteem.

So far Dove has reached over 9 million girls with self-esteem programming!! With your help, we can reach Dove’s goal of 15 million by 2015.

Are you up for the challenge?

 

This post is sponsored in collaboration with Dove and Latina Bloggers Connect. All the opinions expressed here are my own.



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NuvoTV Presents the Model Latina Season 5 Premiere!

Now that Scandal is over (can you say cliffhanger season finale?!) I’ve been trying to find another TV show to tune into. Enter Model Latina! Model Latina is like America’s Next Top Model but full of beautiful sexy Latinas!!! Many people don’t know that I’m half Latina!! Yep, my father is from Colombia…but no one believes me because I don’t speak Spanish. Whomp Whomp. I love seeing people of color featured in television and film, and that’s why I’m psyched about season 5 of Model Latina on NuvoTV!

This season of Model Latina, which is filmed in South Beach (hot!) promises to be the most exciting season yet combining beaches, fashion, and Latin flair (hot, hot, hot!). For those looking for a new show to follow, look no further!

The Rundown: NuvoTV’s hit competition reality show is back and better than ever with its fifth exciting season! Tune in to the May 28 premiere of Model Latina South Beach and meet the 10 beautiful new Latinas who are on a quest to kick their competition off the runway as they compete for a huge cash prize and modeling contract! This time, there are hot new celebrity judges, more intense challenges – one takes place underwater! – and the sexy factor is through the roof! Prepare to break a sweat! Click HERE for a sneak peak video!

This isn’t your ordinary reality show, though I’m assuming it’ll have some moments of serious drama! But at the heart of this show is promoting and supporting lovely Latinas and diversifying the media. Yes and yes! I’ll be channeling my inner svelte model as I channel into this new hot-hot-hot season!
Be sure to tune into the new season Monday May 28th! You can follow Model Latina on Facebook and Twitter and Meet The Cast

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with nuvoTV and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.



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