Latinas for Latino Literature: Las Comadres Twitter Party

I have some pretty amazing women in my life.

From my mother, cousins, aunts (who is featured in my post "Our Beloved World: A Bronx Latina Attends Sotomayor Book Signing"), to my thesis adviser, academic program director, Honors College mentor, and the friends who keep me sane, I have a lot of ladies for whom I am grateful.

Great women are present in many lives.

This evening everyone with a Twitter account will be able to discuss these "(s)heroes" on social media.

On Monday, February 4, Latinas for Latino Literature* movement founded by Mommy Maestra's Monica Olivera Hazelton, Autism Wonderland's Lisa Quinones-Fontanez, All of Me Now's Carla Molina Martins, and this website's founder Viviana Hurtado is hosting the Second Latinas for Latino Literature  Twitter Party at 9PM EST.

The theme is the collection of essays on female relationships: Count On Me: Tales of Sisterhood and Fierce Friendships by Las Comadres Para Las Americas, an internet-based organization which meets monthly in different U.S. cities to help connect Latinas.

Count On Me by Last Comadres. Courtesy:

*The Latinas for Latino Literature movement began after a New York Times article on the dearth of Latino characters and authors for elementary school kids was deemed incomplete. You can learn more by reading one of the founding posts by Viviana Hurtado: "Latina Bloggers Respond: Not Enough Hispanic Authors, Books Due to Publishing Industry."

The Wise Latina Club's Dulce-Marie Flecha

The Wise Latina Club’s Dulce-Marie Flecha is a rising senior at Penn State. When she is not writing her honors thesis, she is trying to learn a fourth language, feeding her fashion obsession by Googling her favorite designers’, or begging the Yankees to hit with runners in scoring position. Click here to read more about and connect with Dulce-Marie.

How important are female friendships in your life?