Are Girls Are Smarter Than Boys?

There is no question that math and science related fields will dominate the future workforce. Girls born and raised in the 21st century outperform their male counterparts in grades and admittance to college. And still, females lag in coveted…

'Facts of Life' vs. 'The Real Housewives': When Females on TV Supported Each Other

Before Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda, and even before Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose—there was Jo, Blair, Natalie and Tootie: The first fabulous foursome from The Facts of Life.  These girls essentially gave us all a primer…

Racism In America: Latinas

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In a YouTube series titled Racism in America, the talented team at Reckless Tortuga serves up a healthy does of smart and funny twists on uncomfortable racist situations. You can’t help but laugh! In this episode, we witness the "Mexican"…

A Daughter’s Dilemma: Will I Repeat the Cycle of Domestic Violence?

Mami and my stepfather are arguing more often. I hear their spats from my bedroom and want to hide in my closet, shrinking in a corner like a 7-year-old that is scared of The Boogie Man. I hate conflict. I can't stand the yelling and the…

Infirm Mom Seeks Caregiver for Autistic Son

All mothers worry about their children’s welfare. But for mothers of children with special needs, the anxiety of finding a good caretaker can be crushing. They have a particular burden of leaving their children in good hands to live safe…

GOP Driving Away Latinos, Women and The All-Important Latina Mom

Much has been written about the GOP’s huge hole with Latino voters and how that will prevent them from reaching the White House. In fact, a new poll of just Latino voters has no Republican presidential candidate polling above 14% against…

You Need More Sleep

We’ve all been there, when your lids are so heavy, you can hardly keep your eyes open. What do you do? You reach for the coffee, soda or food—anything to take your mind off the fact that you’re sleep deprived, have a pile of work to…

The Reproductive Health Debate: Why We Should Be Mad as Hell!

The reproductive health debate is leaving out important considerations. I am a woman. I am a Black Latina. I also happen to be a single unmarried mom to a beautiful daughter, who is half African American. But apparently, I am a scourge on…

Teen Motherhood: I Did It, But Don’t Recommend It

I've had the teen motherhood experience. was 15 when I found out I was pregnant, and everything changed for me in an instant.  I was terrified, and yet for me, like many other Latina teens, neither abortion nor adoption was an option.  It’s…