Showing posts with label Women. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Women. Show all posts

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Win a Copy of Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships by Las Comadres Para Las Americas & Adriana V. Lopez

Next month, "beloved bestselling Latino authors, including Esmeralda Santiago, Carolina De Robertis, and Luis Alberto Urrea share moving personal stories of the many ways that sisterly bonds have powerfully impacted their lives in Count on Me: Tales of Sisterhoods and Fierce Friendships by Las Comadres Para Las Americas & Adriana V. Lopez.


What would you do, where would you be, without your comadre?


In Spanish, comadre is a powerful term. It encompasses many of the most complex and important relationships that exist between women: best friends, confidants, advisors, neighbors, and godmothers to each other’s children. 


For over a decade, Nora Comstock, President and CEO of the international organization Las Comadres Para Las Americas has been bringing Latina women together to support each other in the U.S. and overseas. Here, they collaborate with acclaimed author and editor Adriana Lopez to bring you the very best of today’s Latino writers as they illuminate the power of sisterly bonds.


In twelve creative nonfiction narratives, mostly by women, the authors reflect on the importance of comadres in their lives. Writers like Fabiola Santiago, Luis Alberto Urrea, Reyna Grande, and Teresa RodrÍguez tell their stories of survival in the United States and in Latin America, where success would have been impossible without their friendships. 


Favorites like Esmeralda Santiago, Lorraine Lopez, Carolina De Robertis, Daisy Martinez, and Ana Nogales explore what it means to have a comadre help you through years of struggle and self-discovery. And authors Sofia Quintero, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, and Michelle Herrera Mulligan look at the powerful impact of the humor and humanity that their comadres brought to each one’s life, even in the darkest moments."



Nora de Hoyos Comstock is the National and International Founder, President, and CEO of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, an international organization that has been bringing together thousands of Latina women for more than a decade to support and advise one another. 


Adriana Lopez is the author and editor of several books. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post, among other publications. She lives in New York and Madrid.



Win A Copy

I have an extra ARC copy that I received in error and I would like to raffle it off to an interested reader. The book will be published by Atria on September 4, 2012, and will retail for $16.00. Please note this is a pre-release copy and not a finished book.

Please enter below for your chance to win. The winner will be chosen randomly via the Rafflecopter algorithm and will be contacted via email.


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Friday, July 06, 2012

2012 Hispano Bloggers Awards Nominations: Open Call for Latina Bloggers


"The 2012 Hispano Bloggers Awards is a superb tribute to the many incredible Latina bloggers who contribute to our flourishing blogger community and testament to their influence and engagement in our community," says Lucia Matthews, founder of HispanoBloggers.com.

To nominate your favorite Latina blogger, visit http://HispanoBloggers.com or email info@HispanoBloggers.com one submission for each of the following categories.

- Art/Arte
- Baby/Bebe
- Beauty/Belleza
- Career/Carrera de Celebridad
- Crafts/Artes
- Culture/Cultura
- Family/Familia
- Fashion/Moda
- Food/Comida
- Health/Salud
- Heritage/Patrimonio
- Kids/Ninos
- Life/Vida
- Literature/Literatura
- Love/Amor
- Music/Musica
- Parenting/Padres
- Shopping/Compras
- Video Blog
- Weddings/Bodas

* Dear readers: Your nominations are appreciated

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shine On - The Breastlight

I spotted this recently on Shinyshiny.tv and thought it was a wondrous new product!

The breastlight is a new gadget that allows women to pass or shine a red light on and through their breast tissue to get an idea of what's normal and what might be a new or worrisome mass.

Since it works pretty much like flashlight there is no invasiveness or pain and it seems like a flawless way to regularly do a self breast exam.

Commercially it's only available in Europe and Canada right now but the Breastlight is currently under review by FDA for the US market. I hope it passes scrutiny because it seems like the perfect gadget for any woman in your life.


Learn more here: breastlight.com


Sunday, March 08, 2009

Celebrating Womenhood - Where were you when you had your first period?

Today being International Women's Day I wanted to bring attention to a very special book: My Little Red Book By Rachel Kauder Nalebuff.



The genius behind the book, Rachel Kauder Nalebuff, amazingly was still in high school when the idea of collecting women's stories about getting their period for the first time. Rachel is heading to Yale next year. She is also donating all the proceeds of My Little Red Book to women’s health charities so that it may benefit girls beyond its readers.

"The accounts range from light-hearted (the editor got hers while water skiing in a yellow bathing suit) to heart-stopping (a first period discovered just as one girl was about to be strip-searched by the Nazis). The contributors include well-known women writers (Meg Cabot, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Cecily von Ziegesar), alongside today's teens. And while the authors differ in race, faith, or cultural background, their stories share a common bond: they are all accessible, deeply honest, and highly informative."

I think this is an absolutely phenomenal idea - I mean don't we all have our own story and don't you wish your mom, or grandmother or sister or any other woman had shared hers with you too?

You can browse the book here:





Visit http://www.mylittleredbook.net/ to learn more or submit your own story
Read the stories
Watchthe video stories
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You can also join the group discussion on www.facebook.com

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Friday, June 01, 2007

The joy of women & 500 years of art

 
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