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Tuesday, August 04, 2009
10 Questions with...Josefa Salinas! This resourceful Latina is moving mountains for the community and herself! Josefa is a graduate of the HOPE Leadership Institute, winner of the 2007 National Latina Business Woman of the Year in Broadcasting (LA Chapter), and recent winner of the 2009 California State Legislature Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment. A radio personality, journalist, author, mother, sister, friend. What are your cultural origins? Mexican, Creole & Czech. Name 5 beautiful things about your culture. The Mexican culture is so rich and diverse. We have the pyramids, the floating gardens in Mexico City, the Mayans, a language that when spoken sounds like song, a history that dates back centuries.... We come in so many colors, shapes and sizes.. from the bluest of eyes to the deepest coal... Despite countless attempts to invade our shores, we remain strong, steadfast, and deeply rooted in who we are. What is your favorite food outside of your own culture? Italian Who is the most famous Brown Girl you have ever met? Hmmm...that would be difficult. I have met so many celebrities of Latino descent; to pick the most famous person ever? It would have to be my abuelita... the most amazing woman ever. What language would you like to speak? I would like to speak French. What do you like the most about your appearance? The fact that no one seems to know what I am. I get asked that question weekly. Where is the most awe-inspiring place you have visited in the world? That is a three way tie. Rome, Cairo, Mexico City. Which 3 living Brown Girls would you like to have tea with? Judge Sotomayor, Gloria Estefan, Josefina Lopez. What is your favorite chocolate indiscretion? Now that is just too hard. A favorite? Just one? Impossible. LOL. Currently, what is your favorite quote? "Perhaps this is the price exacted for having actually lived in the fairytale kingdom. The sobering realization that in the Emerald City there may be no real wizards after all."

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