I have someone I’d like you to meet. To be honest, I’d like to meet her too…and I hope that I get the chance one day. Her name is Laura Tellado, and she’s kind of amazing. She’s a blogger, like me. And a woman. Also like me. But Laura’s also spoken at many conferences and is an activist for Spina Bifida, promoting education and awareness about living with the condition.
Laura Tellado is a Latina journalist, model, and activist and she chronicles her life with Spina Bifida. She’s bringing awareness to the condition, and helping to raise funds in many ways. She’s been featured in various media and has spoken at many conferences about her life journeys. She’s a beautiful, talented young woman who blogs bilingually and devotes her time to raising awareness. Laura Tellado is definitely a Woman Who Shines!
Laura’s also a model. She’s been featured in print and on screen. She writes three sites, one of which is bilingual. She’s Latina. She’s funny and engaging in her writing. I read her post about some modeling she got to do at BlogHer this year and by the end of the post, I was feeling elation right along with her!
She’s also living with Spina Bifida herself, and Laura chronicles her life with this condition- on Holdin’ Out for a Hero.
Vote for Laura as one of Yahoo’s Women Who Shine!
To celebrate some of the amazing women in our communities, Yahoo! Shine is celebrating these women with the Women Who Shine 2012 contest-a contest that you and I can nominate the women who shine most in our own lives. There are eight categories of Women Who Shine: teacher, healer, mother, entrepreneur, activist, athlete, public service, and survivor. The winner from each category will get a $250 prize plus a feature article on Yahoo! Shine, and the grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 prize!
Here at Shine, we want to celebrate the women out there who are blazing new trails, touching lives or are just being amazing every single day. Help us give these women the recognition they deserve by nominating someone in your community who is doing something extraordinary. The woman who receives the most overall votes will receive a $10,000 cash prize (great prizes are available for runners-up too). Check out our current Women Who Shine nominees and vote for your favorites.
Yahoo! Shine wants to celebrate the women in your social circles who are blazing new trails, changing lives, and doing extraordinary things every day. Help give these inspiring women the recognition they deserve by nominating them for Women Who Shine. The woman who receives the most votes by the end of the program will win a $10,000 cash prize* (see terms and conditions) (http://shine.yahoo.com/women-who-shine/rules)!
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