Vanessa Libertad Garcia

Sep 30, 11 Vanessa Libertad Garcia

City you live in:
South Gate, CA. (A Barrio in Los Angeles County).

Speak Fluent English, Spanish, & Spanglish.

Favorite Latin food you can’t live without:
Comida Cubana, Chica ;) .

What is your Latina contradiction?
I don’t desire to give birth to or raise children.

When you think of Latin culture, what are the first words you think of?
Diverse, Profound, Passionate.

What is your ethnicity? Or where is your family from?
My Family is from Cuba, Chica ;p.

Latina? American? Both?
I identify as both Latina & American. More specifically as Cuban-American.

Favorite Latin artist or music?
Favorite Latin Artist: Manu Chao.
Favorite Latin Music: 1940′s Cuban Music i.e. Benny More, Olga Guillot, and old time Spanish ballads i.e. Eydie Gorme, Flamenco.

iPhone or BlackBerry?

How do you describe your style?
Artsy Eccentric Loquita.

What media in English and/or Spanish do you prefer/consume, as in what magazines, newspapers, TV shows, etc?
Although I read both languages, I prefer reading in English.
I consume liberal-based news & all other information online through English radio stations, magazines, newspapers and blogs such as Hispanically Speaking News, Ms. Magazine, NPR, Reader Supported News, Democracy Now, Daniel Hernandez’ Intersections Blog, Zen Habits Blog, The Daily Love Blog, Get Rich Slowly Blog, The Book Designer Blog, Seth Godin’s Blog, The National Association of Latino Independent Producers E-Newsletter, etc.

Documentaries & a diversity of Fiction — El Norte, Paraiso For Sale, Remember Me in Red, All About My Mother, Female Trouble, Casino, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Kid Stays in the Picture, The Neverending Story, Killer of Sheep, My Best Fiend, Schooling the World, etc.

What’s your favorite Latin restaurant?
“Tropicana Bakery & Cuban Cafe” on the corner of Paramount & Florence in Downey, CA.

[name]Vanessa Libertad Garcia[/name]
[description]I identify as both Latina & American. More specifically as Cuban-American.[/description]



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