Jackie I. Lowry

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Jackie was born in California to Argentine immigrants.  She attended High School in Argentina which helped nurture her love for the Latin Culture and Lifestyle.  An avid traveler, she continues to make yearly trips to Argentina and enjoys sharing her many stories and experiences as a female Latin living in Los Angeles. 

Erin Freeman

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Erin Freeman is a Wellesley College graduate and a student of ethnic and gender studies in immigrant populations. She is currently working in an immigration law firm in Boston, MA where she has done research on current immigration policy in the US. She is also a medical advocate and supervisor at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. Her interest in … Read More

Married Latina with no Kids

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Are you kidding me? Is there such a thing? According to my mother, this is unheard of and abolished by the “Latin Book of Rules” which she has yet to produce the Chapter on “Mandatory Motherhood” for all Latina females. Being the oldest of 2 daughters and to ease my Mother’s anxiety, I bought myself time by proclaiming once married … Read More

Coming Out in the Latin Community – Challenges Persist, but Attitudes are Changing

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Coming Out in the Latin Community Challenges Persist, but Attitudes are Changing by the HealthyMente Staff As a culture, Latinos are known to be an animated and emotional group of people. We wear our hearts on our sleeves and don’t have a problem showing how we feel, many times, in the most dramatic ways. Case in point: Have you ever seen … Read More

Rising Stars

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TITLE: A Golden State SUB-TITLE: Steven Villescas, Jr., is using the power of his voice to help pay for college but learning how to speak up will guide him for life. AUTHOR: HealthyMente Staff STORY: If speech is free in America, why aren’t more young Latinos speaking up? The better question is why aren’t they learning how to do so … Read More