Ain’t I Latina? attended P&G Orgullosa‘s “Living Fabulosa: Look and Feel Your Best” forum at The Times Center in New York City on March 25. Our own Francis Carrero spoke with a bevy of powerful Latinas in attendance. Major mujeres like “The Voice of New York” Angie Martinez, Vixen Army Founder Janet Jones and Orange Is The New Black‘s Selenis Leyva.
When we saw Entertainment Weekly correspondent and on-air reporter Nina Terrero, we had to chat with the multimedia journalist! We asked Terrero about being Latina in media and entertainment (and the convo flowed to some of her fave Latino foods).
On Latinas in entertainment: “The battle that’s being fought by so many Latinas in this industry is that we want to be taken seriously,” says Terrero. “We have something to say; we have ideas about religion and politics and history, and current events. Let us speak our minds. Don’t let our bodies speak for us.”
The importance of Orgullosa’s “Living Fabulosa” event: “I’m often the only Latina in the newsroom. I’m often the only Latina at the [press] junket. But there is power in numbers. There are so many millions of Latinos in this country and an event like this recognizes that, yes, we are a force to be reckoned with.”
Hear more in our video interview:
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