LATISM and BlogHer Conference Host Roof Top Fiesta w/ Hundreds of Female Media Activists, Salsa & Fireworks!

(L-R) Ashley NYC, Elianne Ramos (LATISM's Vice Chair of Communications & PR), Elma Placeres Dieppa (Director LATISM Chicago Chapter)

In one of the most fun parties of the summer (a rooftop party overlooking the beach, fireworks and with California perfect weather is hard to come by), LATISM and BlogHer Conference (sponsored by K Mart and Latina Smart) hosted a party to celebrate the conclusion of the BlogHer’s annual gathering of thousands of bloggers, writers, media activists and brand ambassadors. After a couple margaritas, and some delicious fish tacos, we took to the dance floor to dance some salsa, and some hip hop.The fireworks were majestic, and there was so much positive energy amongst the women from all over the country who had attended the conference.
LATISM's Vice Chair Elianne Ramos addresses the audience on stage before the raffle drawing

Elianne Ramos of LATISM tells Ashley & New York:

"The 2nd annual LATISM Social Fiesta at BlogHer was a truly magical night: great view, great food, drinks, dancing, and even fireworks! What better way to honor our Latin@ power, pride, and sisterhood – and to celebrate our new partnership with BlogHer – than by inviting our amazingly supporting community to party with us? This party was a delightful preview of all the fun and surprises we have in store for our LATISM ’11 Conference in Chicago this November - you are all invited!"

(More info about LATISM, their 2011 conference, and BlogHer at the bottom)

(L-R) Ruby Wright ('Growing Up Blackxican'), Ashley NYC, Event model, blogger

I really enjoyed the LATISM party! I met a lot of other writers and it was empowering to hang out with other Latinas. My mother is Mexican American, my father is Black. I sometimes call myself a "Black-xican" or "Bla-tina" :). I met a lot of other 'Bla-tinas', including Ruby Wright, author of the blog 'Growing Up Blackxican'. Stay tuned for her interview of my Blackxican experience on http://www.growingupblackxican.com/

Elianne Ramos and the rest of the LATISM team were so warm and welcoming to everyone, and I look forward to collaborating with this amazing organization.

I also met at the party Sandra Gonzalez of the blog Soy Fashionista, Marta Darby of the blog 'My Big, Fat Cuban Family', Ana Lydia Ochoa-Monaco of Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Group, tech consultant and BlogHer Conference panelist Adria Richards, Jennifer Salazr Hutchenson of the blog 'Mami 2 Mommy', Elma Placeres Diepa (Director of LATISM's Chicago Chapter), Angela Chee of the blog 'The Zen Mom', Marie Denne of the blog 'The Curvy Fashionista', BlogHer's Maria Niles and many other sisters doing it for themselves!

I had so much fun at the event, and am looking forward to trying to go to the LATISM Conference this fall, see you there!

LATISM's Elianne Ramos (red dress), BlogHer Co-Founder Elisa Camahort Page (purple and black dress), BlogHer Co-Founder/CEO Lisa Stone (far right) and LATISM's Elma Placeres Dieppa (2nd from left holding raffle jar) doing the raffle portion of the presentation.

BlogHer's Maria Niles

Info about the upcoming Latism 2011 Conference in Chicago in November, here's the URL: http://conference.latism.org/

BlogHer: http://www.blogher.com/

More pictures from party on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/latismdoesblogher11/

LATISM's Website: http://latism.org

LATISM's blog: http://blog.latism.org


  1. Thanks for this awesome review of our event, Ashley- One of my favorite parts of the Social Fiesta was getting to meet you! I hereby formally invite you to our LATISM '11 Conference in November, WEPA!

  2. I'm so happy we met at blogher! I can't wait to interview you. I'll be shooting you an email soon. Amiga un abrazo!

  3. I just found your blog. Great meeting you at Blogher. Thanks for the mention! That night was so inspiring and so fun! Great conversation, salsa dancing and fireworks! Love it.