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Dania Peguero

Dania Peguero, LMSW, EdS is Co-Founder of the Black Latina Negra Bella campaign, a social media sensation that has been featured in Latina and Cosmopolitan for Latinas magazine as the bloggers to follow. She was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Northeast. Ms. Peguero identifies as a Dominican American and more specifically a Black Latina. She has been a Social Worker for the past 16 years and has experience in a wide range of Social Work and Educational settings. Currently Ms. Peguero works in Education and finds herself educating others on a regular basis on issues related to diversity and culture. She has many personal experiences of her own life that she shares with others to educate and support them. Ms. Peguero is striving to offer EMPOWERMENT to Black Latinas, EXPOSURE to an often ignored group and VOICE to the silenced through public speaking, blogging and facilitating workshops. Overall, Ms. Peguero considers herself a Body Image Activist by encouraging all women to embody the Black Latina Negra Bella model of Self-Love, Self-Worth and Self-Acceptance.