January 10, 2013 by sourceoftheweek
Laura Donnelly Gonzalez, founder and COO of Latinitas, a digital magazine empowering Latina youth through media and technology, told KUT she wants to teach young Latinas to replace negative media representations of Hispanic women with their own visions of success.
“You ask a 9 year-old Latina girl, she knows that she is not officially represented in media….She often sees herself portrayed very negatively or overly sexualized. And so we are trying to instill in these girls the ability and the capacity to shift these images herself.”
Through her work with Latinitas, Gonzalez hosted the first “TechChica” social technology conference in Austin in October 2012. TechChica is a series of social media workshops for Latinas aged 9 to 18.
Gonzalez was previously a book publicist in New York City and worked with authors such as Maya Angelou and former President Jimmy Carter.
COO and Co-Founder of Latinitas Magazine
Areas of Expertise: Latina Youth, Latinas, Media, Technology, Social Networking
Location: Austin, TX
Phone: (512) 809-4618
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