Women’s History Month Interview: Dr. Maria Montero Works Towards Ending Women’s Blindness

This Women’s History Month we interviewed Dr. Maria Montero, a Latina working towards ending blindness for women. Dr. Montero is an ophthalmologist and surgeon for Orbis’ Flying Eye Hospital, an aircraft that travels the world to prevent blindness. Blindness is a gendered issue, with 112 million more women than men living with vision loss, including…

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Exclusive SXSW Interview: Latina Artist Bodine – From Pagent Queen To Musician

Dutch Puerto Rican artist Bodine is an absolute powerhouse. An artist, musician, model, dancer, former Miss Universe Puerto Rico, and just all around talented individual. In between showcases at SXSW I had the pleasure of speaking with her all about her journey into the music industry, her EP “Quemo Lento” which is out today, and…

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SXSW Exclusive Interview: Under Secretary Elizabeth Allen On Music Diplomacy

This past week, Latinitas had the true privilege of being in the presence of Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, Elizabeth Allen. A true visionary, and inspiring woman working in the US Department of State to make a positive change in the world. Following her inspiring SXSW panel with Latina musician Gina Chavez, Latinitas was able…

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Exclusive SXSW Interview: Director Bess Kargman On ‘Diane Warren: Relentless’ Documentary

SXSW is currently taking over Austin and downtown is filled with excitement as people make their way toward insightful panels, enthralling music, and star-studded premieres, myself included. I had the opportunity to watch Diane Warren: Relentless (which premieres today at SXSW) and speak with the director, Bess Kargman. The documentary follows Diane Warren, a legendary…

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Everything You Need To Know About Austin Film Festival with Grace Donaldson

The Austin Film Festival is an 8-day convention that kicks off in October, featuring writing competitions, panel discussions, and even exclusive screenings. Though the Festival may be months away, deadlines for the competitions and early registration are coming up, so in preparation for this exciting event I sat down with Script Director Grace Donaldson to…

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