The blog directory, Blogs by Latinas, began with 156 registered blogs in 2009 and now lists close to 1,800. They are located in 41 states and 32 countries, and include blogs with names like Brown-Eyed Amazon, Growing Up Blackxican and I Dream of Cake.

“My goal from day one was that I wanted other bloggers to know that there were women like them out there, and I want brands to know that there are Latina bloggers out there,” says Monique Frausto, the founder of Blogs by Latinas. “We finally have this platform where no one can tell us anything. No one can tell us to be quiet, to not write. Our voice is finally being heard.”