15 Latina Activists Who Inspire Me

Out of the countless Latinas who have impacted my life and politics, I’ve put together this list of activists who inspire me. Here are 15 women who have dedicated their lives to unwavering advocacy and trailblazing.

Fierce As Fuck: The Future of Poetry Is Brown & Queer

This is a moment of poetic renaissance and poets of color are paving the way. Read more »

9 Movies That Put Trump’s Wall To Shame

We’re not going to forget our history, and we’re not going to let other people forget it either. Read more »

The Fragility of Solidarity: Family History and Political Identity

Easier to blame POC “identity politics” than anti-Blackness or wages of whiteness. Easier to fall in line with the new president than to resist. Read more »

Too Many Kooks in the Kitchen: #Burritogate and Co-opting Mexican Culture

This “adventure narrative” is hugely successful in food culture: The chef has a cultural experience, and patrons get to taste a new version of the inspiration. It’s a story that sells. Read more »

“Sirena” Empowers Cholas To Create Community

Sirena is seven tracks of pure euphoria, best enjoyed while biking around the graffitied streets of your hood of choice. Read more »

Selena Forever

Selena remains one of the most important musicians of all time. Read more »

Don’t Call Me Hispanic: A Bitch Roundtable on Latinx Identities

We convened a Latinx Bitch Media roundtable to talk about the term “Hispanic” versus “Latinx” and how these words contribute to or erase the identities of communities of color. Read more »

Put on a Zoot Suit: Modern-Day Xenophobia Rekindles a Chicano Theatre Classic

The Sleepy Lagoon Trial sprang out of a climate of strong anti-Mexican sentiment in 1940s southern California, and most of the astounding details of the defendants’ violated due process in Zoot Suit are true to life Read more »

Ride or Die: Documentary "Ovarian Psycos" Paints a Complex Portrait of a Badass Latinx Bicycle Gang

Ovarian Psycos provides an intimate look inside contemporary East Los Angeles. Read more »

BitchTapes: Las Rockeras

 Walls are not the future, y’all. A globe full of people grooving to Krudas Cubensi is the future. Read more »

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