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Gloria Estefan’s Daughter Is A Chip Off The Old Block

HuffPo has a video series called Talk to Me, where people interview their (usually famous) parents. The most recent participants in the series are 59-year-old Cuban singer Gloria Estefan and her 22-year-old daughter Emily, who is a songwriter, drummer and singer.

The point of the series is to encourage intergenerational conversations about the big, important life questions. Past participants have included Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington and her daughter Christina, Lionel and Nicole Richie and even Oprah with graduates from The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Qué wonderful, no?

Do yourself a favor: watch, listen and learn from the interview porque as her own daughter points out, Glora Estefan is a “badass tough woman.” She has led an incredible life filled with triumphs, but most certainly not without difficulties or even tragedy. Sheesh, in 1990, the tour bus she was on was involved in an accident that ended up breaking her vertebrae. Her prognosis for a full recovery was slim to none, but she gave her recovery effort all the ganas she could give and she made what many called a “miraculous” recovery. Qué milagro, ni qué nada; it was all badassery on her part.

Keep an eye out for a sweet mom moment in the interview when Emily asks her mom if she still has goals and dreams and Gloria turns it around so she can not-so-humble-brag about her daughter. Gloria says,  “What’s more exciting for me is to see you… about to embark on this journey that I know since you were a kid that you’d get up every morning and you’d go to all three instruments, you know the drums, the piano and the guitar before you went to school. You kept your GPA 4.0, thank you very much.” Awww!

The most motivating part of the interview is when Gloria gives “growing humans” (that’s you) the following advice: “I don’t think you ever stop growing. Find what you love, what you love to do, because if you work at what you love to do, then it doesn’t feel like work.” Yass! #Goals, right there.

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Talk To Me: Gloria Estefan | HuffPost Series

Gloria Estefan's daughter Emily says Gloria is a "badass, tough woman." ? #TalkToMe

Posted by The Huffington Post on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Find out more about the Gloria Estefan interview with her daughter here.


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Thalía, Alejandra Gúzman, Anitta And More Lined-Up for ‘Ellas y Su Música’ Mother’s Day Special

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Thalía, Alejandra Gúzman, Anitta And More Lined-Up for ‘Ellas y Su Música’ Mother’s Day Special

In honor of Mother’s Day this year, the Latin Recording Academy is putting on a concert filled with superstar Latinas. Mexican icon Thalía is set to host the Ellas y Su Música special with women like Alejandra Gúzman, Gloria Estefan, and Anitta scheduled to perform.

The Latin Recording Academy and Univision are teaming up for the special.

The Latin Recording Academy hosts the Latin Grammy Awards every year. Ellas y Su Música will air Sunday, May 9 at 8 p.m. EST on Univision. This will be a two-hour-long program that celebrates women.

“For the first time on television, The Latin Recording Academy and Univision will celebrate the journey of women in music through a television special,” reads a statement for the special. “Legends, icons, and rising artists will gather to celebrate those who paved the way and inspired new generations through unforgettable musical performances and never-before-told personal stories.”

The performers include many Latina legends in music.

The list of performers so far confirmed for Ellas y Su Música is mind-blowing. Along with the aforementioned Estefan, Gúzman, and Anitta, they will be joined by Olga Tañon, Yuri, La India, and Shaila Durcal. Puerto Rican and openly queer star Kany García, ChocQuibTown’s Goyo, Mon Laferte, and Chiquis Rivera are also performing.

There’s also many rising stars slated to perform.

Not only are the stars and icons performing that night, but so are the rising artists. Among that group is Mexican pop star Sofía Reyes, who starred with Thalía in Latin Music Queens, Argentina’s Latin trap queen Cazzu, and Dominican-American singer Leslie Grace.

There are still more performers to be announced. There’s never been so much Latina star power in one show before. Ellas y Su Música will be an all-star special to enjoy with mamá and la abuela en la casa.

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9 LGBTQ+ Latinas Making The World A Better Place Through Representation

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9 LGBTQ+ Latinas Making The World A Better Place Through Representation

Women are a driving force for change. It has been proven time and time again in history. LGBTQ+ Latinas are part of this tradition whether it is in activism, media, or representation in comic books. Here are 9 LGBTQ+ Latinas who are doing their part to make the world a better place.

Stephanie Beatriz

Stephanie Beatriz is known for her character Rosa on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The actress wanted to create a character that someone like her could relate to and she made it happen. Rosa came out in the show as a bisexual Latina and it gave Beatriz a chance to play a character that reflects her real identity. For the first time, bisexual Latinas have someone on television that speaks to a very real and important identity.

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson publicly came out of the closet as bisexual in 2018. The actress revealed her relationship with musician Janelle Monáe and fans were there to support her. Thompson made a real splash in the Marvel Cinematic Universe when she portrayed Valkyrie in “Thor: Ragnarok.” She will be slaying again as Valkrie in “Thor: Love and Thunder.”

Bamby Salcedo

Bamby Salcedo is unapologetically trans and fighting for trans lives and rights. Salcedo founded the TransLatin@ Coalition to create a network for trans Latinas to connect and help each other thrive. Salcedo is often in protests for trans lives including against Pete Buttigieg during a CNN/HRC Town Hall.

Victoria Cruz

Victoria Cruz is a gatekeeper of LGBTQ+ history. The indigenous trans woman was there for the start of the Gay Liberation movement in 1969. Cruz has been a leader in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Cruz has continued to her fight for trans rights even in the face of transphobia in the LGBTQ+ community. As the LGBTQ+ community tends for forget its history, Cruz is here to remind them of how important the trans community is in gaing LGBTQ+ rights.

Carmen Carrera

Carmen Carrera first came into everyone’s home as a contestant on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” This was before she started her transition. Since embarking on her transition journey, Carrera has had a very successful career as a supermodel, became a stepmother, and has been championing trans rights in the U.S. and Peru. The activist has spent years breaking down stereotypes about trans people wherever she goes.

Salice Rose

Salice Rose is a major name in social media. With more than 16 million followers on TikTok, Rose has created a place for people to feel safe and included. Using comedy and her spirituality, Rose has been able to tackle important issues, like coming out.

Gabby Rivera

Gabby Rivera was tapped to write for the America Chavez comic book in a move by Marvel that was widely celebrated. Rivera was able to give American Chavez, a queer Latin superhero, an authentic voice. Rivera is also the author of “Juliet Takes A Breaths.’ The young adult novel follows a Puerto Rican girl who comes out to her family right before going to an internship on the other side of the country.

Martine Gutierrez

Martine Gutierrez is a famed photographer and artist that has displayed work around the world. The art critic Barbara Calderon wrote about Gutierrez’s identity that has been an elusive yet broad identity. Calderon spoke of terms used to identify oneself yet none seemed to accurately describe who Gutierrez is.

Lido Pimienta

Lido Pimienta is an Afro-indigenous Colombian Canadian musician who is transforming Latin music, especially the scene with her sexuality. The queer musician is unapologetic about her identity for the sake of visibility. Pimienta feels a need to stay ver visible to change the long-running history of no queer visibility in media.

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