About Us

Modern Brown Girl is a lifestyle site for a new generation of Latinas. The MBG likes to maintain her Latina culture in unison with her American upbringing. She wants content that speaks to her unique lifestyle, culture and issues. She is 100% Latina & 100% American. At MBG, we strive to illuminate the beauty of everything through the lens of the culturally savvy. We will not recommend or feature anything that we are not passionate about ourselves. We hope you will follow us on this journey as we strive to bring you a collective of all things mind, body, soul.

Modern Brown Girl, LLC. is based out of Chicago, Illinois. 

Gabriela Garcia Modern Brown Girl

Gabriela Garcia, Founder & Editor

A graduate of the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Comparative Literature, Gabriela worked for literary agencies in the film and television industry in developing literary talent for studio films and network television. She went on to become a talent agent with Pakula/King & Associates in Beverly Hills, working with casting directors and studio executives from Warner Bros., Sony, Universal, Paramount and Fox in the development and marketing of talent and in contracts and negotiations. Gabriela was previously the Director of Marketing for Najera Consulting Group, a strategic consulting firm based of Chicago, and served on the Board of Directors for Teatro Vista, Theater With a View. She was nominated by the Chicago Latino Network for 2016's Latino Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.


Yanira Garza

Yanira Garza, Beauty & Style Editor

Yanira Garza is a Chicago based beauty and style expert. For the past 15 years, she has worked as a makeup artist for some of the biggest brands in the industry like Chanel, Shiseido, YSL, Smashbox, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier. Yanira is also a freelance stylist and has worked with top models from Elite, Ford, BMG as well as actor Freddie Rodriguez, Café Magazine and Chicago Magazine. In 2012 she was featured by Latina Magazine as a “Favorite Latina Blogger” and again in 2013 as a “Top Ten Beauty Blogger” to watch. Learn more about Yanira at YaniraGarza.com


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