M. TONY PERALTA’S "ROLOS & ICONS"

M. Tony Peralta’s Rolos & Icons stands for much more than just popular Latina figures in colorful hair accessories. It is a humanizing movement meant to reimagine feminine standards, but more importantly cultivate likeness in the reflections of these grandiose, culture-shaking women.

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#PROJECTGIVEBACK’S SHINE AND DINE – CONNECTING WITH STRANGERS

That evening was a speck in the fight against the extinction of human connection. Yes, Shine and Dine was dripping with girl power, but more so it was a testament to our inevitable relation as humans regardless of gender, age, race and in this case, socioeconomic status.

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QUISQUEYA HEIGHTS

Being expected to fail because of your genetic make-up and the neighborhood you’re from is all too familiar to me. My parents, much like many Uptown parents, moved us out of Washington Heights for a “better life.” It occurred to me that I wasn’t expected to fail, I just wasn’t expected to succeed. Because I was different. Because I was Dominican.

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