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This Year’s Powerful #WeAllGrow Summit Will Be Available For Streaming

#WeAllGrow is a Latina-focused event that has, for years, operated on the notion that it takes a village. In a world where Latinas and other WOC aren’t always the first priority, #WeAllGrow does its best to make sure that we are. At the annual summit, lack of representation in the media and other political spaces feels nearly invisible. The event hosts hundreds of women interested in the digital media space, entrepreneurship and above all Latina empowerment and does so by bringing together some of the most influential women in the industry. This year the summit continues its efforts to encourage networking and mentorship.

This year we’re partnering up with #WeAllGrow to offer a DIGITAL PASS to the #weallgrowsummit and giving you an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT today when you use the code EARLYBIRD19 at checkout! The pass will include:

– Full HD videos of all keynotes, panels and workshops.
– Early bird access to the #WeAllGrow2020 Summit (this year’s tickets sold out in 3 hours)!
– $10 discount to mitushop.com
– Digital access to the workshop presentations + worksheets (where available)

Promo code is valid until June 7th, 2019. Get your pass today.

Here are the fiercest Latinas from the summit to celebrate, follow and learn from:

1. Yalitza Aparicio

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The Mexican actress is best known for her role as Cleo in Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” earned her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress this year. She is the first Indigenous American woman to ever be nominated.

Follow her on Instagram here.

2. Melissa Barrera

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Melissa Barrera best known for her role in the STARZ series “Vida” most recently starred in Netflix’s “Club de Cuervos.” According to the We All Grow site, Barrera “began her career starring in popular telenovelas in her native country, Mexico, including “La Mujer de Judas” and “La Otra Cara del Alma” as well as the renowned “Siempre Tuya Acapulco” and “Tanto Amor.” 

Follow her on Instagram here.

3. Mishel Prada

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Part Dominican, part Mexican, Mishel Prada was raised in Hialeah, Fla. stars as ‘Emma’ in Starz critically acclaimed series “Vida.”  Prior to her work on “Vida,” Prada starred in AMC’s short-form series “Fear the Walking Dead: Passage. Through her acting work, Prada has echoed the strength and determination that she learned from the immigrant women in her family.

Follow her on Instagram here.

4. Julissa Prado

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Julissa Prado is an entrepreneur and social media influencer who has built a following based on advocacy for natural curls. According to We All Grow, “Julissa holds a Masters in Business from Wake Forest University, is an alumnus of UCLA and has held corporate leadership positions at Nestlé. She is the founder and CEO of Rizos Curls line of haircare products launched Oct 2017 to encourage women & girls to be proud of their naturally curly hair and show them that curly hair is beautiful. Rizos Curls has ignited a movement of #RizosReinas embracing their natural curls. In the year and a half since its launch, Julissa and Rizos Curls have accumulated over 300k followers across social media platforms, been featured on Forbes, People, Buzzed, Mitu, Remezcla, shipped to over 60 countries and have over 2 million on average social media monthly impressions.

Follow her on Instagram here.

5. Mariela Rosario

Mariela Rosario is the Afro-Latina editor-in-chief behind Hip Latina. As a writer, editor, and digital content strategist she has racked up a total of ten years in the Latinx space. She led CafeMedia’s first site for Latina moms and went on to develop Vivala.com. She is currently the Editor in Chief at HipLatina.com and recently created Galchemism, a new platform that empowers and educates women of color in arts & tech. Her writing has been featured in The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and Latina.

Follow her on Instagram here.

6. Yesika Salgado

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Yesika Salgado is a Los Angeles based Salvadoran poet who has built a devoted following based on her writing about her culture, her family, and her body. She is a four-time member of Da Poetry Lounge Slam Team and a 2017 and 2018 National Poetry Slam finalist. Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Latina Magazine, Univision, Vibe Magazine, Huffington Post, NPR, TEDx and more. Today she is a beloved body positivity activist and the co-founder of the Latina feminist collective Chingona Fire. Yesika is the author of the Amazon best-sellers Corazón and Tesoro, published with Not a Cult.

Follow her here.

8. Jessica Resendiz

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Resendiz has taken her love for her childhood memories and Mexican culture and applied them to the statement pieces she designs. Her pieces of jewelry are a reminder that the most lovely accessory a person can wear is their ‘culture.’ Her work is a constant reminder to Latinas to do so with pride and vibrancy.

Follow her on Instagram here.

9. Zandra Zuno Baermann

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Zandra Zuno Baermann is the senior vice president of Communications and Marketing at UnidosUS where she serves as strategic communications advisor to the CEO and senior leadership. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with and advised companies like Kaiser Permanente, Nintendo of America, Walmart, and Wells Fargo.

Follow her on Instagram here.

10. Kimberly Guerra

Guerra is an artist, writer, entrepreneur and the creator behind Brown Badass Bonita. The beloved brand with a nearly 50K following on Instagram promotes love for our Latinx community and empowerment. Her apparel works to celebrate Latino cultures and to empower mujeres.

Follow her work on Instagram here.


Read: We Spotted These Three Latina Owned Accessory Brands At The #WeAllGrow Summit And We Are Totally Here For The Empowerment They Bring

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Mother And Daughter Create Stock Market Workbook For Young Latino Kids

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Mother And Daughter Create Stock Market Workbook For Young Latino Kids

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Financial literacy is an important part of creating a stable adult life. There are several ways to get there and one of the most abstract is stocks. Playing the stock market has become increasingly popular among Americans wanting to invest and make passing income. Thankfully, a Latina mother/daughter duo has a workbook to start teaching Latino kids early.

Linda Garcia and her daughter Elizabeth Ruiz created a stock market workbook for the little ones.

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My daughter had an idea to turn my beginners stock market course into a children’s workbook 💚 This idea was born from an intention to normalize the stock market in our communities and begin our journey towards building generational wealth. This book is a potent little tool that will empower and introduce your children to investing! I am so proud of you @la.loma_ for what I believe to be a genius idea! I want to also acknowledge my students in the very first course I taught who asked for children’s resources. Elizabeth was in this class and sought out a solution to a need in our community that has not been met until today! Follow @growwithcolor 🌈 You can order your copy now on my daughter’s small business store or on Amazon. Link in bio!

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The mother/daughter team came together to create an easy-to-understand workbook to breakdown the stock market to children. The workbook is a perfect release in the time of Covid. It is giving young Latinos a chance to start thinking about finances and how to protect themselves from economic woes in the future.

Ruiz and Garcia want the workbook to start a trend of generational wealth.

In an interview with WFAA, Garcia admits that she had to learn how to better handle her money as an adult. She explained that she spent her money with little foresight and it was a coworker of hers that convinced her to take her paycheck more seriously.

“I feel like it was divine, almost as if he was an angel,” Garcia told WFAA. “He would come to my desk every single day, and he would show me his portfolio, he would show me his gains, and he would ask me, ‘Have you started investing?’ I was terrified.”

Ruiz and Garcia understand that this kind of early exposure to finances can help shape habits.

“Learning about the stock market is truly like learning a new language,” Ruiz told Brit+Co.

A lot of people in our community have watched parents struggle with finances and, in turn, we know very little. Ruiz and Garcia want to make sure that this workbook creates more than just enough change for one generation. Instead, the mother/daughter duo want to create a last change that is passed down from generation to generation.

It is time to end the scarcity mentality we hold around money to create lasting change.

“As long as we are American Citizens or Dreamers with an ITIN, we can open a brokerage account to begin buying and selling shares,” Garcia told Brit+Co. “And when it comes to building generational wealth, it’s far from handing over what you built in your lifetime. The real purpose is to find a way for the wealth to continue to grow and thrive for generations to come.”

READ: We Asked People About Retirement Savings And The Answers Will Shock You

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Latinas Are Offering Advice To Undocumented Women, New Moms And Those Who Are Struggling On How To Receive Affordable Therapy

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Latinas Are Offering Advice To Undocumented Women, New Moms And Those Who Are Struggling On How To Receive Affordable Therapy

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Finding the best psychologist or mental health worker for you isn’t an easy feat.

For one, finding someone you feel you can trust enough to open up to about your insecurities and inner turmoils is hard enough but finding someone who is covered by your health insurance can be even more difficult. On top of that, factors like location and time often come into play. Women of color in particular face a certain type of challenge when it comes to mental health care. According to the American Psychological Association, just 5.3% of psychologists in the United States are Black. Eighty-three percent are white. This means finding a mental health provider who can connect with your personal experiences can be beyond difficult.

We asked our users on Fierce for mental health provider tips and received some pretty inciteful answers.

Check them out below!


“Ask about sliding scales (cost based on income), check with insurance provider, apply for government-funded health care benefits, seek support from your child’s school—can refer you to a provider, college students can ask about on-campus services, workplace can also direct you to resources. Being resourceful is so important especially when it comes to our well-being. Hope this helps.” –karinalizlu

“Just started BetterHelp and they offer financial assistance. Got matched with the first therapist that I actually like after 10 years of trying. Highly recommend!”-marilynscarlet

“Ask your HR department if they have an Employment Assistance Program. If they do it means that the employer covers a certain amount of sessions with a therapist, counselor, psychologist, etc. which means you pay nothing for those first few sessions. Some EAP’s also cover the first meeting with financial advisors, lawyers & a bunch of other things!”- dee_anes

“I agree! So many times I’ve needed therapy but I couldn’t afford it. I’ve had to use what I got.” –ladinesphotographypage

“TherapyForBlackGirls.com has a great directory for BIPOC and POC!”-eileen.the.machine

“BetterHelp and SimplePractice are remote licensed therapist that offer sliding scale as low as $75 a session.”-rocio_rami5
“Some insurances are covering copays on sessions because of the pandemic! Check with your insurance!”- b_diaz990

“If your insurance includes Teledoc, each therapy session is $5 out of pocket. Yes it’s virtual, but everything else is right now! I truly appreciate my therapist and I’m grateful it’s not $40 a session like it used to be.”- livsimplyfl

“BetterHelp offers financial assistance.” –yessikahwamiwez

“Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a good nationwide starting point: https://www.samhsa.gov.” – karinalizlu

“Check healingconnections-Therapy.com/blog. I’m a therapist and wrote a post on the accessibility of therapy. There’s therapy for every price point!” – gyera19

“Yes!!! 1000%. Many community colleges and universities have resources as part of student services. You can start there if you’re a student. Or reach out to a local therapist and ask if they know of local low cost options.” –runeatrepeat

“Federally qualified health care centers many times they offer counseling on a sliding fee scale!” –amor805

“If in Cali: reach out to Department of Mental Health. (DMH). If your child is under the age of 15 they can provide respite services. This is to help get a diagnosis or help families who have a child with a diagnosis.”- 143kimberly

“Hello! I am a graduate counseling student about to have my M.Ed in professional mental health counseling. Some long time friends and I have started a small business, and we’d love you to follow us along on our journey as well!” –mindful_resolutions4u

“We are Mindful Resolutions, a holistic wellness company that creates affordable courses based on the 8 dimensional model of wellness! Our goal is to bring wellness/mental health education and coping skills to people who wouldn’t normally be able to access or afford therapy, or for those who want an additional resource. A course is only $49.99 compared to $80 or more for an average therapy session!”- Mindful Resolutions


“Open season is coming up! Time to review your healthcare costs and make sure your insurance meets your needs. If there are barriers to preventing you from affording health insurance, check out state or local Medicaid and ACÁ options.” –brittsticks

@openpathpsychotherapy has sessions from $30-$60 and a wide selection of therapists that you can select based on their intersections (race, gender, etc) and what they specialize in.” –gangstahippie04


@backtalkservices has been a great resource for providing BIPOC LGBTQ folx with therapy.”- tytanjames

@openpathpsychotherapy one time membership fee then you can see a therapist for less than $60 a session. However much you and the therapist agree to. Highly recommend!” –mssantoyo

“Check out Therapists on @openpathpsychotherapy1w.” –therapy.girl

“For essential workers in California, therapy is being provided for free through www.covid19counselingca.com. @latinxtherapy is offering free therapy to farm workers and janitorial workers currently working in hospital settings anywhere in the US. And finally, for all others, @openpathpsychotherapy offers low cost therapy throughout the US.” –julimuli246

@contigo_wellness Nonprofit created to help make therapy more accessible!” –angelrod8032

@fiercebymitu we host free virtual Pranic Healing nights every Tuesday from 7:30pm to 10pm. The participant will enjoy twenty five minutes of energy healing focused on reducing stress, anxiety and tension. Please dm me for more info.”-marcelaarrietaofficial

@marinalcsw if you have any recommendations.”- leeladm

@therapyforlatinx has an incredible database of therapists!”- diosa_yesi

“Free therapy for undocumented youth through @immigrantsrising1w.” –yessbianca

“Affordable mental health care is important, but what about the wait times? My mother tried to get therapy but had to wait 6months before getting a session. This was BEFORE the pandemic. When affordable is important, so is wait time.”- hannibelle_

@fiercebymitu Cannabis can be used to check in and get a mental break. @calibueno.co we bring clean cannabis to diverse communities in the SF Bays area.” –calibueno.co

“If you’re in austin, tx there is sliding scale therapy and psychiatric care they austin Travis county integral care.” –ernipie

“National Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Hotlines like 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) can connect Survivors with local centers that offer many services—some include therapists and psychiatrists for medication, as well.” –godwasawoman

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