Stay in the know on what goes on around the Bay, check some of the events taking place this weekend!

What: Are You There Craigslist? It’s Me, ______.

Where: PianoFight – Main Stage 144 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

When: Friday May 27th, at 8PM

Craigslist job search, we’ve all done it. And now, three artists will present the trials and tribulations of a job search. “The hustle of one becomes the reality of many.”

Performances By:
Emma Manion
Carolé Acuña
Charles Gushue/Gushue Moving Arts
*Special performances by Los Angeles based comedian Kate Willett and Marill’s mother, former broadway star Linda Posner (All That Jazz, Valentino, Chorus Line, Pippin, Joyful Noise….)

Tickets are still available.

What: Carnaval San Francisco

Where: 2857 24th St. San Francisco, CA.

When: May 28th & May 29th at 9:30am

2016 theme, “¡Viva La Madre Tierra!/Long Live Mother Earth!”, celebrates Mother Earth’s prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world.

Afro-Latina Author, Elizabeth Acevedo Makes History Winning Carnegie Medal

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When it comes to winning prestigious awards from Nobel Prizes to Pulitzers, it's no surprise that white men have been the recipients of major recognition by astute cultural institutions that define excellence. It’s been down in history, mostly white men deciding in boardrooms with decorated portraits of white men, giving other white men recognition and award[...]

Over-the-Counter Birth Control Bill Is Introduced by Republicans and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Reinforces It

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Earlier this year, Senate Republicans put forth the Allowing Greater Access to Safe and Effective Contraception Act. As the bill undergoes review, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, one of few vocal Democrats, calls it to the public's attention via a Tweet that birth control pills should be over-the-counter (OTC). The Democratic party has shown resistance supporting the bi[...]

The House Passes The Dream And Promise Act Bringing Congress Members To Tears, Next is the Senate

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On Tuesday, June 4th, a landmark moment was made by the House of Representatives (under majority democratic vote 237-187). The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019 or H.R.6 bill to protect more than 2.5 million immigrants, was passed - it is a path to a permanent status not only to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as minors, known as D[...]

America Ferrera Gives Powerful TED Talk About Latinx Identity And Representation

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America Ferrera is the epitome of a humanist, feminist and activist at heart. Through her Hollywood entertainment career she has given us deep characters that have resonated with us as Latinx and universally with all audiences. This time, America Ferrera steps onto another type of stage, to deliver a TED Talk that stirs the soul about Latina identity [...]

Latina Created STARZ series VIDA is ‘So Much Sexy’, ‘So Much Crazy’

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Shows that center on the Latinx experience are a rarity, however season-after-season there are more multicultural, diverse stories being told on screen which is an indicator of changing demographics and 'the people' are demanding it! When was the last time you supported a Latinx series that resonated with you? When a Latinx-centered television series lau[...]

Latinx TED Talks To Laugh Learn And Be Inspired By

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TED Talks mission is to spread ideas and knowledge. It's through the TED various series of platforms that speakers from all walks of life have the opportunity to inform, inspire and entertain. The popularity of TED has spanned the globe, with speakers delivering their talks in various languages addressing different cultures.  There are dozens of Latin Ame[...]

Latina Owned Soñar!™ Foods Is Making Impact With Its Tortilla Chips

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In this era of Trump, the Latinx community has taken several punches. From the inhuman policies of ‘separating families’ at the Mexican/U.S. border to the sentiments of 'immigrants taking jobs', immigrants all being ‘illegals’, ‘bad hombres’ and criminals, etc. - the divisiveness designed to create anti-immigrant sentiment among uneducated American voters.  [...]

Venezuela's Uprising To Oust Maduro From Power

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Venezuela has long been in crisis since  the era of Hugo Chavez. The crisis continued after the death of Chavez, when Nicolás Maduro became successor in 2013. Maduro further escalated Venezuela into becoming one of the world's worst countries in crisis when poor living standards - hyperinflation, hunger from food prices and shortages, crime and rising death [...]

Rihanna Co-stars in Donald Glover's 'Guava Island' filmed in Cuba

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A new musical short ‘Guava Island’ hits Amazon Prime and it’s another brilliant creation from Donald Glover a.k.a “Childish Gambino” and co-stars the equally amazing, Rihanna. One of the best things to come out of Coachella or rather, forever ‘Beychella' was  the debut of ‘Guava Island’ where Glover “Childish Gambino” headlined. Though ‘Guava Island’[...]

A Selena Inspired Media Course Is In The Works At San Diego State University

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An amazing announcement from San Diego State University, the school is in the works to offer students a course on our beloved icon and superstar of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla Perez. At BoldLatina, we have covered most everything 'Selena' from 'merch' to the unveiling of Selena's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, however, the college university course, is th[...]

Nipsey Hussle's Family and Friends Receive Barack Obama Letter

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One of the saddest days in California, but the nation as well, as an estimated 20,000 people lined up on 25.5 miles of South Central streets of Los Angeles at Nipsey Hussle's memorial service procession. On March 31, Nipsey Hussle's life ended from a fatal shooting in front of his clothing store, 'The Marathon'. The shooter has since been identified and a[...]

9 Diverse Latinx Podcasts We Are Listening To

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Today’s podcast media mavens are breaking ground and are proudly Latinx/WOC ran and/or owned. These Latinx podcasts bring us smart dialogue about the very topics that are our reality and in the process, validate our experiences.  From reclaiming our health to the startup challenges of Latinx founders, you will find it within this list! Now, for our Spanish-d[...]

How A Latina Runner Empowers Our Community Across The Americas

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Maria Solis Belizaire, an Afro-Latina is founder of Latinos Run. Never did Maria believe that cultivating interest and a community for running would shape her mind, body and soul. In 2018, Maria launched a campaign called Project Run 50 where will run in each state across the United States and Puerto Rico to meet more Latinx and further empower the community[...]

Kirstjen Nielsen's Legacy Of Separating Migrant Families Will Stay With Her

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President Trump or #45 announced on Twitter, the unexpected resignation of Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen. Through a resignation letter Nielsen was said to resign because of the possibility Trump wanted to go in a more ‘tougher’ direction. Trump had mentioned that Nielsen needed to be ‘tougher’ and had been public about wanting Nielsen out of [...]

Who is Lucy Flores? The Latina Who Confronts The 'Creepy Uncle' In This Era of #MeToo

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We are living in a time of #MeToo and #TimesUp and women are coming forward with grievances and call outs of men in power who committed anything from inappropriate behavior to rape. As more stories are shared, more courageous women are coming forward from a place of both healing and accountability of the men. The latest man in power under intense scrutiny is[...]

3 Ways To Know If You Are Getting Paid Fairly

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The gender and racial pay gap is real. We know that African American women, Native American and Latinas are adversely affected by the pay gap in the United States. Latinas are ‘the most adversely affected by the gender pay gap. They are paid just 53 cents for every dollar earned by white, non-Hispanic men’ according to LCLAA (Labor Council of Latin American [...]

Trump Administration Cuts Aid To 'Three Mexican Countries'

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On Friday, March 29th, Trump announced that his administration will be cutting off millions of U.S. dollars of aid to the three Central American countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras (not the 'three Mexican countries' as aired in a news graphic on Fox & Friends, FOX News segment). These three Central American countries are known to White House[...]

8 Latinx-Owned Businesses That Celebrate Selena Quintanilla's Life

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Forever 21 has launched their new clothing line that is all about the late singer Selena Quintanilla. The new collection named “The White Rose Collection” ranges from t-shirts with the queen of Tejano’s image and name on them to jewelry and pins. They recently launched the “white rose” collection in Cerritos, California with Selena’s sister, Suzette Quin[...]

'The Latina Thing' Alexandria Claps Back At FOX NEWS

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Fox News Gone Done It Again With 'The Latina Thing' Dig At AOC Just about every week, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a news story! Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is the ‘lightening rod’ of America as stated on the recent Time magazine cover reveal (out on stands April 1st). On the cover of Time, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s visible strength and determination in her[...]

Brown Latinx with Troubled Skin: This Is For You

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I have been there, I have tried that. I struggled with occasional breakouts and sometimes more since I was in high school, even dealt with adult acne. But you know what is worse than that break out? The marks they leave behind. You know exactly what I’m talking about, dark spots that never seem to go away. White folks get a pimple, when the blemishes are gon[...]

Dating after Domestic Violence

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I have realized how the trauma of domestic violence has affected my dating life. I am now actively learning how to heal and how to be intentional about creating a healthy partnership. In efforts of learning how to better communicate, affirm, and validate myself, I wrote this letter to a man I am starting to date. Dear prospective novio, I have moments of d[...]

How The Pink Tax Impacts Latinx/Women of Color

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There is a cost to being a female consumer not just in the United States but global as brands get more savvier about approaching us, mujeres. It’s called the Pink Tax and you might not even be aware that you have given into the ‘pink’ feminized consumer products out there that grab your attention, pretty pink packaging that appeals to your aesthetic, but gue[...]

Essentials To Better Your Sleep

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You saw the reports, the news on ´millennial burnout´ and whether it stands true for you or not, busting your nalgas at work and/or play might be impacting your sleep. The whole 'I'll sleep when I am dead' culture, high-level multitasking culture is impacting our sleep. In fact, the whole 'women are better at multitasking' may be true, but according to work[...]

Staying Sane and Smart With Your Student Loans

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For Latinx/People of Color - having student loans to repay can be a severe ‘debt sentence’ that impacts us more than our non-POC peers.   The national student debt according to federal data of the Federal Reserve is $1.48 trillion in total U.S. student loan debt, crisis effects more than 44.2 million Americans of which Latinx and African American are dispro[...]

10 Motivating Ideas To Push Yourself Just A Little Harder This Year

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You have your planner, maybe you purchased the HDTM one...jotted down your S.M.A.R.T jefa goals for this year and you are fired up, baby! Last year, a lot didn’t happen for you though - after examination, it’s okay - you lost track of your goals, you had ‘good intentions’, though. So it’s important to not feel bad. Perhaps you didn’t push yourself at all o[...]

A Checklist For Self Care Survival For The Holidays

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If there is anyone more stressed out during the holidays it is us - mujeres. The holidays bring on the happy, but also the saddies for people who have emotional triggers around this time of year, family dynamics, negative associations and even seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Our mothers, tias, abuelitas and yes, us tend to reach high stres[...]

How A Young Peruvian Singer Embraces Her Roots Through Her Music

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Three years ago,  then 14-year-old Renata Flores Rivera surprised Latin America with her Quechua cover of Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”. Although Renata has been singing since she was four years old, it was her flexible, melodic voice and the ode to her roots that left an impression on Latin America and beyond. When she was 13-years-old, Renat[...]

5 Ways You Can Cope In Today’s Political Climate

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This year has been a political and societal roller coaster of emotions. The pressure to vote, particularly for young people, comes with a serious responsibility that somehow seems to bare more weight than it ever did before. It’s a serious power that can stress a lot of us out. In addition, everyday we are seeing the country more and more divided. Besides th[...]

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day - We Still Fight For It

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It's Latina Equal Pay Day and just like Cardi B all we want to see is the Money! It has been 55 years since the passing of the Equal Pay Act and shockingly Latinas are still fighting for equal pay. Yup that’s right! Latinas happen to be amongst the most impacted by the gender gap. They are paid 53 cents for every dollar earned by their non-Hispanic, white[...]

I Am Not Better Than Mi Mami

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Originated published on Guerilla Feminist  I am the first in the my family to do a lot of things, like go to college and get a graduate degree.  And all my accolades began to go to my head.  I began to feel like I was better than the people who made it possible for me do be able to do what I do.  So I wrote this as reminders, for myself to not mea[...]

OP-ED: Twitter And Trump: A Guide to Stay Focused on What Really Matters in the Political Debate

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Ding. Ding. “BREAKING NEWS: Trump tweets again…” When is the last time you checked your phone, and it wasn’t a CNN, New York Times, or LA Times notification about Trump’s outrageous tweets? Nowadays it seems like Trump broke the Internet. With Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Caribbean nations in complete devastation from several major hurricanes, U.S. border i[...]

Black and Latina Mothers Are Facing Life-Threatening Complications During Childbirth

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Earlier this week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced that they are pregnant with their first child. Last week, Adrienne Bailon shared her personal struggle with getting pregnant. While we wish both of these women successful and healthy pregnancies, we also know one woman is more than likely to face more complications during childbirth than the other w[...]

As Kavanaugh is Sworn in, Sexual Assault Survivors May Still Relive Their Traumas. Here Are Some Ways To Get Help

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Despite the sexual assault accusations against him, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as Supreme Court Justice on Saturday. By a close margin vote of 50-48, the Senate granted Kavanaugh a lifetime seat on the most powerful court in America. President Trump tweeted his support for Kavanagh stating that he "applaud(s) and congratulate(s) the U.S. Senate for confirm[...]

New Film SHINE Highlights Salsa, Cultura and Gentrification Issue

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Movies that depict Latino culture authentically are hard to come by which is why SHINE caught our attention with an entertainment value as well as real-life social issues - attacks to our Latino, people of color community. And tonight...that beat is just beginning. - Ralphi Matas (Jorge Burgos) SHINE SHINE was Kickstarter's highest Latino crowdfunded n[...]

8 Steps to Help You Stay Organized and Motivated

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Do you ever get up in the morning and say, “I really do not want to go to work today” or when you get to work you say, “Wow, I am a mess”—You’re not the only one. My name is Amy and here are great tips on how you can stay organized and motivated: 1. Planners: The Secret Behind Them Alright, first important step that you will see throughout this art[...]

Will Millennial Women Show Up At Midterms, Be Powerhouse Voters?

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The midterm elections are fast approaching and it seems that women are at the forefront of not only the amount of female candidates this year, but it looks like that they might be leading in voting polls too. Over the past weeks leading up to the midterm elections we have seen a surge of women who have been taking over as candidates. Women like Alexan[...]

Angry Women Mobilize and Make For A Better World

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There’s a scene in the “Diary of A Mad Black Woman” where the main character, Helen, rejects a man attempting to flirt with her at a family BBQ. Having recently found that her husband of 18 years was cheating on her, and literally thrown out of her house by him and his mistress. Helen had zero interest in men, despite his respectful efforts. The man somehow [...]

NASCAR is Driven by Diversity As They Recruit More POC and Women

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In recent years, we’re seeing more women dominate the sports world. From Serena Williams (who can arguably be the best athlete in the world) to Ronda Rousey, Chloe Kim and Naomi Osaka. And the list is nowhere nearly being done with women holding executive spots in the Olympics, FIFA and other organizational committees for teams around the world as well as sp[...]

Mi Futuro Esposo And What Our Mamis Want For Us

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I think a lot about what it meant to grow up idealizing my future husband. Recently, I sat with a friend and we spoke about how similar our childhoods were. We are both women and grew up conservative christian; on top of that we are also pastor’s kids. The list of things we both began to recall about “nuestro futuro esposo,” felt too familiar, too achingly f[...]

'SWIPED' A New HBO Documentary Explores Online Dating

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Social media and online media apps have drastically changed the way we interact with others, not only in a social setting but on a deeper level when looking for romance. According to the dating site eharmony, 40% of Americans use online dating. This percentage reflects just how all these applications and websites are redefining the social norm. Award-winn[...]

PinkSlipped - A Web Series Latinx Can Relate To About The Workplace

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In a world where the Latino community continues to be underrepresented in the big screen, with fewer than 7 percent of Latinos staring in major films and where Latinas are getting paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to their white male counterparts. There is one Latina who is paving her own path by creating a new web series that is all about representation o[...]

More Women In Leadership Needed - What's Going On With Men?

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There’s a reason why society expected women to stay at home, raise the children and care for the family and why it expected men to go into the workforce in leadership as breadwinners. I believe it’s because we know how to raise good, productive, responsible people. I believe it’s because we are able to do damage control while understanding mistakes. I believ[...]

Long Beach Hotel Workers Fight For Safety

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Since the #MeToo movement and Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2017 issue featuring the “silence breakers”, the public has seen multitude of women step forward into the public eye to bravely tell their personal stories and have their voices heard. Such is the case for hotel workers who have broken their silence in the long fight for safety in the workpl[...]

Things A Latinx Entrepreneur Should Know To Build A Business

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Starting a business from scratch is one of the most challenging things on earth to do! Luckily, there is help and resources more than ever to meet the needs of a Latinx entrepreneur building an innovative service or product. First and foremost, you may not believe you hold in your future, an 'innovative' technology product - especially if you are a 'service'[...]

Prisca's Immigrant Story - How I Lived In Fear of Dogs

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I used to be terrified of dogs. Whenever I would see a dog, no matter the size, training, breed, or your incessant affirmations that he is a “sweet dog”: the world slowed down. Shit, the world practically stopped, for me. When a dog was in my general vicinity, everything moved in slow motion and I do not thinking, I would go on survival mode. As an[...]

The Crisis in Nicaragua: A Brief History and How It's Going Viral Today

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In April, the Nicaraguan people, particularly college students, began leading the country into a series of small protests in an effort to denounce the reign of current president Daniel Ortega.  Today, almost four months since the first protest, over 300 people have been killed and thousands more flee the country as the government aims to savagely crackdown o[...]

How To Become Bolder With Your Money

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We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking about our money. It will require you to level up a bit, add discipline and habits to your money routine. We don’t want to be ‘rich’ – we are already ‘rich’ in cultura and our U.S. way of life as Latinx, but to achieve ‘wealth’? To go from cash poor to asset owning, retirement bound wealth requires[...]

Woman Are Talking About Their Abortions And It Is Empowering

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When I was 19 years old I had an abortion. Very few people know. Now you know too. I was in a college psychology class when I got the call. I remember my world spinning out of control, as if all the things that mattered to me was no longer still and attainable. Everything that mattered was escaping me. I saw the disappointment of my family, the college[...]

Artist Criselda Vasquez Paints A Dedication To La Lucha

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I haven’t been feeling like myself lately. Actually, I haven’t been recognizing much of anything, lately. The world today looks more like a horrific description of a slow-motion apocalypse than it does a progressive society. Black men are still being hunted by police- with our money. Innocent families suffering in their homelands are being separated at the U[...]

The Supreme Court is Making Moves That Impact Women of Color

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If there is anything women should be informed about is the Supreme Court or SCOTUS decisions that could potential impact or threaten our quality of life. For women of color, the threat is deeper especially when access to reproductive health care, fair pay, workplace protections and union benefits, can be highly depended on. Women in general, could lose our r[...]

Stop Feeding Us Heteronormativity: El Futuro Es Queer

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Pride can be so intimidating, loud, and appear to be something so fearless, yet some of us are not there yet, are not in a safe space to “come out”, or did not always feel this way. When we think about pride, it has lost its meaning from what it meant before. It became more of a celebration where hetero “allies” and corporation brands are invited to party wi[...]

The Future Of The Party Are Women of Color And They Are Coming For Your Congressional Seats

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Step aside, women of color aren’t waiting ‘for our turn’ to take over the archaic, ‘grey suited’ seats that are no longer working for the United States. The political courage to step up and take over are definitely within our reach and trailblazers like Shirley Chrisholm, the first African American woman to be elected to Congress in 1968 set the path for tod[...]

Here Are Ways To Help Immigrant Families Being Separated At The Border

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By now you have seen the photograph of a two-year old immigrant, Honduran asylum seeker crying hysterically as the toddler and her mother were taken into custody at the US-Mexico border. The heart-wrenching image taken by John Moore, a special correspondent and senior staff photographer for Getty Images is one of some of the photos that he uploaded into his [...]

An Ode To Mi Pa - To My Father

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I sat in my apartment “studying” for finals listening to music and drinking tequila with friends when someone played, “Que falta me hace mi padre” on Youtube Cómo lo voy a olvidar Siempre lo tengo en mi mente El me enseño a trabajar Me aconsejó a ser decente After a couple more drinks, I decided to text my parents, the same message to both, Love you[...]

The Old Threadbare Lie - How Rape And Race Are Interlinked Still In Time of Trump

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"Well, somebody’s doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody's doing it! Who’s doing the raping? Who’s doing the raping?" Trump exclaimed on CNN while being interviewed by Don Lemon. Trump elaborated further, “Well if you look at the statistics of people coming, you look at the statistics on rape, on crime, on everything coming in illegally into this country it'[...]

AfroCuban Artist Painted God As a Black Woman And People Lost Their Collective Shit

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Harmonia Rosales is an Afro-Cubana, Chicagoan and artist who does one thing we can totally get behind – she ‘flips the art canvas script’ literally, by doing her own take of the world’s most reknown works of art (with male subjects, white males…uh-hum) with women of color as the subjects instead. If you had an art history college course or two, you will see [...]

Latinas In Tech - One Bold Organization Moving The Needle Towards Diversity & Inclusion

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Self-identifying Latinas make up only 1% of the technology workforce at large technology corporations like Google, Facebook, Twitter, to name a few. That is a  diversity stat, we have to change.  As Cecilia Corral co-Founder & VP of Product of CareMessage noted and set the record straight with a list, "Latinas often fall through the cracks" in the ‘women[...]

6 Coffee Shops In Your Hood You Can Enjoy Your Morning Coffee At

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Two black men walked into a Philadelphia Starbucks store, sat down to have a conversation while waiting for a friend, without an order of coffee. Some time later, they were handcuffed and walked out by local police. National protests erupted mainly staged at Starbucks locations. The Starbucks Philadelphia store manager was fired for calling the cops on the b[...]

Vamos Afuera! How People of Color/Latinx Are Reclaiming The Outdoors

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It's been ours to begin with...the great outdoors... from playa to mountains, but plain and simple, people of color/Latinx and women have not been visibly represented in the general outdoor industry from commercial advertising to events. Our visibility matters in the outdoors industry for many reasons and given our close and spiritual generational relations[...]

My Eating Disorder Journey and Why Latinas Are Especially Vulnerable

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Latinas are especially vulnerable to developing eating disorders because of our cultural mores, our oppressed social conditions and generational violence. I checked into rehab for my eating disorder and it was an incredibly white-centered experience. Treatment models MUST acknowledge Latinas and us as Latina, must empower ourselves to demand treatment. I [...]

Latinx Movies That Shaped Us

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There are movies that forever shaped us, changed us, and stuck with us. We all have our top 5, but the truth of the matter is that there is a solid list of films every Latino has watched, can relate to, and still swears by. Some movies help us overcome hardship, some remind us of the richness of our culture, some remind us of better days we want to relive.[...]

How Being Bicultural Has Made Me Better

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My grandmother tells me that when I was young, I used to deny being Peruvian and claim to be only American. The family used to consider my claims a cute joke, which I probably misinterpreted as reinforcement. As I got older, however, I severely struggled with identifying my culture- where I came from, where I belonged. For a long time, I battled with myself [...]

Growing Up I Didn't Always Identify As Afro-Latina

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Now That I Have Found Myself I Have Also Found My Voice. Here lately I have been talking a lot about the AfroLatina experience. Not just any experience. My experience. Someone from my past asked me when did I become an AfroLatina? Was that a real question? Did they really expect an answer? We moved to Arkansas when I was in the 5th grade. Throughout m[...]

Dolores - The Film That Preserves A Feminist, Activist Story

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A New Film Sheds Light On Dolores Huerta's Significant Untold Contribution From Creating 'Si Se Puede' Message to Organizing One of the nation's most important of activists, a feminist, a mother to eleven (ay Dios mio what a super woman) and co-founder of the first farm workers union along with Cesar Chavez. The undeniable Dolores Huerta is still going stro[...]

OP-ED: White Male Terrorists and The Media

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Throughout the many years of terror attacks, the United States has endured this last decade, the majority of the carnage is at the hands of white males. In the past year, white males have killed more Americans in mass murders more than by any other background. However, in the past decade, we haven’t seen the media represent that accurately. We have seen the [...]

The Fight Against Sexual Harassment on Farms Continues            

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Earlier this year, the Why We Wear Black movement stirred up awareness and conversation around sexual harassment in Hollywood by bringing it into an elite platform. The ladies, and some gentlemen, of the Golden Globes, took part in the TIME’s Up organized efforts by dressing in all black to protest sexual harassment in the workplace. While they brought aware[...]

Avoiding Burn Out Is Key For Today's Latina

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By the time, a young female professional turns 30 is it likely that she will be very unhappy and burned out. Don't let that be you! Here, at BoldLatina we mentioned the reports on 'millennial burn out' and that young women today are working harder for the money bag more than ever. Latina/x increased education, our work ethics and dreams fueling not only the [...]

Why It’s Important For WOC To Shop With Brands That Represent Us

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​Kim Kardashian showed off her latest hairdo: Fulani braids, inspired by Fulani women of East or West African. Except, in traditional Kardashian fashion, Kim robbed African American women of the credit for the style and called them “Bo Derek” braids instead. Bo Derek is a white actress who was seen with the hairstyle in 1978. The issue is that Kim Kardashian[...]

Recap of Women's March and the Unapologetic Women of Color/Latinx

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This year nearly 2 million marchers showed up included Latinx/women of color combined. BoldLatina asked many of you to tag us, #boldlatinasmarch and you showed up for us! The above gallery is a sampling of those who marched with some of the most unapologetic messages geared toward women of color - brown and black women being invisible and intersectional femi[...]

Women's March This Weekend - What You Need To Know

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Women's March 2018 is upon us, happening this Saturday, January 20th all over the nation. Women and allies in solidarity will rally on the second anniversary of the historic march held last year in our nation's capital, Washington D.C. , a defining, radical event in protest of Trump, it took place the day after Trump took office. Over 4 million people marche[...]

Claudia Sandoval Talks MasterChef Latino, and It Being the Year of the Woman

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The culinary world, often dominated by male figures, is slowly, but surely changing its landscape thanks to outstanding female chefs taking over, one recipe at a time. Claudia Sandoval is one of those mujeres chingonas changing the game. Sandoval was the first ever Latina to win MasterChef, the ruthless cooking competition with Gordon Ramsey. Sandoval was[...]

Butterflies

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I’m not the type of person that can talk about butterflies Butterflies roam. Something I know nothing of. I, on the other hand, had to leave home A charity case by people who can’t admit their wrongs Enough to do right I remember, 6 years old when my mother said “Garcia’s a dios nos vamos del desastre” The land of opportunity Was looking like a dre[...]

Oreo, Beaner, Cracker- The Snack Food of Prejudice

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Originally published on EducatedLatina.com Did you know that an Oreo is not just Milk’s Favorite Cookie? According to UrbanDictionary.com, an Oreo is also… Oreo A racist slur and schoolyard name based on racist stereotypes wrongly assuming that intelligence, articulateness, dapperness, and manners are traits of whites and not black[...]

How Many of Us Have An 'American' Name?

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Cassandra a writer in Dallas, wrote up something that so many of us can relate to. About our perfectly sounding, perhaps gringo names. Her piece for The Dallas Morning News,  "My Parents Gave Me An 'American' Name..." is contemplative and wrestles with the idea if she should change it, as relatives call her 'Yarelli' contrary to a name she was given, 'Cassan[...]

Love & Hip Hop Miami's Amara La Negra...Is Everything. (period)

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First, we here at BoldLatina have been onto Dana Danelys De Los Santos otherwise known as 'Amara La Negra' since she was doing her thing in the urban Latino music space. Watch her 'Asi' music video or the booty shakin' 'Ayy'. Her love for the music business began as a child on Latino television hit shows like Sabado Gigante, at it for most of her 27 years, A[...]

TIME'S UP Makes A Hollywood Power Move Against Sexual Harassment

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2017 was definitely the year of much needed call outs of sexual harassment and abuse by 'too many high power men' in the Hollywood, media and technology industries, and the reckoning shall continue. It's no secret, that women have been at the forefront of many movements in the past and most recent, the #MeToo and Women's March nearly one year ago in 2017, m[...]

6 Latinas Whose Works Have Inspired Us In 2017

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2017 was the year of noise. As we tried to hold on to our sanity, some of us yelled screams of unity, resistance, protection, and rebellion. Those screams were meant to fight off and identify the oppressors, racists and sexual predators alike. With (what seems like) chaos taking over the nation, a sense of panic to do something came from everywhere. We debat[...]

Sangrando para Liberación

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They teach us to be scared of those that can invade our bodies, but fail to teach us about our bodies they are trying to invade. I was nine-years-old, walking around Jackson Heights with my mother doing her regular schmegular compras. I remember telling my mom I wanted empanadas while entering a Colombian bakery. I was so excited knowing I was about t[...]

Holiday Gift Guide From Some of Our Favorite Latinx Shops

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The holidays are upon us and with less than two weeks before Christmas (if you celebrate it), lots of people like me are still looking for that perfect gift. Sure, there are others “Holiday Gift Guides” on the interwebz, but at BoldLatina, we made the conscious decision to compile a list of our favorite Latinx businesses. The way we see it, better to sup[...]

Healing After Sexual Assault

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Some time ago, in a conversation with a woman, I shared my experience as a survivor of sexual assault. To my surprise she burst into tears and revealed that she too had been assaulted years ago and had never spoken about it to anyone. In her cry, I recognized shame and pain similar to the one I had felt when I could barely begin to process what had happene[...]

Time's Person of The Year - The Latina 'Silence Breakers'

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It's not Trump, that's for sure! Apparently, there had been rumors circulating it would be him...again. Sadly, he was runner up of which Demi Lovato has been trending due to her disapproval. Remember that infamous past Time magazine cover that had us shaking our heads in disapproval? Time has put out several memorable covers in the naming of Person of the Ye[...]

Gordita

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‘Little Fat Girl’ Self Love As An Act of Survival Reader Submission by Mase Santos,  The first image of beauty I aspired to was, quite literally, virtual. My dad has always been a fan of most things fantasy-related, and being a young girl I would watch him play online video games like Lord of the Rings as a pastime. I suppose it was a precursor[...]

Why Net Neutrality Should Matter to You

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We are consumers, early adopters, super users of the net and creators Latinx, net neutrality is one of the most important matters and social issues today... Imagine working on a big assignment, a major deal, or building your e-commerce shop when you get hit with a slow download or can't upload an image to your shop, guess what you have to 'upgrade' or tryin[...]

Why Getting Fired Could Be The Best Thing Ever

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Congratulations! Your Job Loss Could Be The Kick In The Pantalones You Needed No es bueno? Or Is it? It’s one of those experiences that makes you feel like an utter failure and the last paycheck away, then, having to apply and wait for that unemployment check, that's if you qualify, right. It sucks, BIG TIME. BUT hear us out.  You just got to get past th[...]

Hollywood Walk of Fame Star For Selena Quintanilla

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Los Angeles Declares November 3rd 'Selena Day' It's been  22 years since Selena's passing yet every year her legendary status - La Reina's legacy is upped a level. Last year, MAC Cosmetics launched MAC  Selena and Madame Tussaud's Hollywood museum unveiled a commemorative 'Selena' wax figure. This year, a brass star honoring Selena is being made possible. A[...]

Amá - A Poem

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I ask my amá, “Amá porque son mudos?” She looks at me confused. “Que quieres? Que seamos pericos o que?” I say, that’s not what I mean. She looks at me confused as she adds salt to the food. “Que? Porque tu papá esta en la sala y yo acá?” I say, “No es que, nevermind.” She looks at me confused. “Pues tu papá esta haya haciendo sus cosas y yo estoy ha[...]

Ancestors Secretos de la Comida de Tierra - Veganism In Our Culture

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There is no stronger connection to your ancestors than eating what they have planted and grown in their past life for you There’s no surprise we do not have whole-foods in the hood. There’s also no surprise I can find a liquor store around my block faster than I can find a veggie burger, or something to eat does not involve “comida de basura” like my dad ca[...]

Google Doodle Celebrates Gloria E. Anzaldúa

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An American Chicana Scholar Who Crossed Many Borders, Worlds and Lived Out 'This Place Of Contradictions' "For a writer and scholar Gloria E. Anzaldúa, a border wasn't just a line on the map: it was a state of mind and a viewpoint on life. Born on this date of 1942 in the Rio Grande Valley, Anzaldúa possessed an astounding gift for transforming dividing lin[...]

The Center For Rich Children - How Gentrification Effects Our Care For Our Children

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Lets talk about gentrified daycares. Daycares that are for “exploring” and “sensory” and “gardening.” Set up in low-income neighbors and cost $140 a day. That’s right $140 A DAY! So while some rich white woman’s kids are going to the "Center for Rich Children", mine are stuck in the basement of some church with little windows. Sorry poor kids (includin[...]

Raising Children Is An Act of Resistance In Today's World

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Raising children is an act of resistance. It is a screaming ode to the white world that there will be more of us brown and black skinned, Latinx running around. That we will not be eliminated, that our languages and traditions will not cease to exist. That we will have children by birth, by adoption, by mixed families, by way of being tias y tios. That we wi[...]

The Hypocrisy of “Freedom of Speech”

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This country needs to have a serious conversation about the hypocrisy of “Freedom of Speech” Does the right to freedom of speech and assembly truly exist? Do we in fact apply these freedoms and rights equally? What would happen if people of color (POC) were armed with assault rifles and batons, wearing helmets, holding shields, burning torches, chanting the[...]

Machismo Is Very Present, and It’s Killing Us

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The blow came twice as hard, launching Elena back through the door frame of her home, into the seasonal hell she dealt with at the hand of her abusive husband. It came like clockwork – at the start of each summer when California agricultural workers were laid off, Elena’s husband would drown his laborless days in a six pack of beer. On really bad days, a bo[...]

A Letter to All "Abbys” Out There: What Part of Equal and Fairness in Higher Education Don’t You Understand?

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Dear Abby, About a year ago from today I remember reading articles and watching news discussions about you. As a brown girl, I remember thinking, “Who is this white girl complaining about not getting into college?” …So what, one thing doesn’t go the way she wants it to once in her life… I am sorry that you felt discriminated against because of the [...]

5 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Was In My Early 20s

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It is my 32nd birthday this year, and I am having these deep reflections around how much I need to learn and how much I still do not know. Yet somewhere along the way, I’ve managed to pick up some pretty awesome tools which I wish I could have had when I was in my early twenties. 1. Be nicer to your little hermanita Those stupid fights are not necessar[...]

The Mujeres Chingonas Taking Over Outside Lands Tenth Anniversary

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This weekend thousands will flock the city by the Bay for the annual Outside Lands Festival. The three-day festival which takes place at Golden Gate Park is celebrating its tenth anniversary, guest appearances, and special surprises are sure to be part of the celebration. With festival season in full swing, the common thematic that looms over is the lack [...]

A Letter to Professional White People

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Dear professional white folx, It’s time we had a discussion because ya’ll think you are off the hook, [for doing that oppressive white folx thing]…Porque puede hablar Español, or you married a Latinx, studied abroad, know a little bit about Frida, whatever makes you a “honorary” Latinx. I know you are not going to like what I have to say. You support our[...]

Attorney General Sessions and Trump White House are Putting Sanctuary Cities at Risk

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Do sanctuary cities “breed crime” and does a disconnect exist with the Fed and police forces?  Thirty-eight years ago, the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Daryl Gates signed off on Special Order 40, which separated the responsibilities of local law enforcement from federal immigration enforcement. The 1979 policy continues to influence how[...]

Losing My Accento

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“Siri, how do I get home?” “You need a loan?” “No. Home.” “Cones? There are no cones within the area, Pay-o-la” “HOME.” “Sorry, I do not understand.” “Forget it.” “Love you too, Pay-o-la” Aside from the fact that Siri can only understand ’Murican, she (or whatever pronoun Siri identifies with) isn’t the only one who has had trouble de[...]

My Mami's Hands

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I do not live near my mami.  We live a few thousand miles apart, physically, and also billions miles apart politically.  I love mi mami though, and I am always thinking about her.  Today I have been thinking about her hands… Las manos de mi mami brings so many memories.  I can picture her rubbing the tops of her hands, with lotion.  I can see her running [...]

What “Men are Trash” Really Means

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Before you think I am offending you by stating, “men are trash”, let me explain why that is an issue. In the United States, we are brought into a patriarchal society, meaning a society that is “dominated, identified and centered by men” which involves oppressing women and folks that do not fall into the spectrum of being considered the “norm”. Patriarchal [...]

The Hits and Misses of Netflix's GLOW

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You will either love or hate GLOW I have to admit that I enjoyed it, but with some reservations. GLOW is the new Netflix original based loosely on the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling TV series which ran from 1986 to 1989. The Netflix show co-created by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, and executive produced by Orange Is the New Black, Jenji Kohan takes us on a[...]

A Goodbye Letter to NYC

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Dear NYC, I feel as if I have lost. I ride the J train home to Bushwick. The grey seats peel underneath my thighs, water trickles from the rusted metal roof. I watch as young white women scroll through their smart phones with Whole Foods bags tucked between their feet. An Italian family points to the MTA map with Canon cameras swinging from their necks. A[...]

The 'Texas' State of Birth Control

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A Birth Control “Solution” That Deepens Texas’ Contraceptive Problem A new app now offers home delivery for some of Texas’ most isolated areas, but the state’s refusal to adhere to women’s needs is far more detrimental. The Lone Star State has made quite a name for itself when it comes to barring women from their reproductive rights: from attempting to o[...]

To My Mother Con Amor: The Woman I Will Never Grow To Be

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It was at the age of eight when I realized who was to be my greatest adversary in life: mi mamá. Má. Amá. Madre. Jefa. Those were your names – aloud, anyway. Never Mamá. Ever. Surrendering to the term when in your presence was a synonym of defeat, of weakness: a recognition of my wholehearted alliance with a woman who's very presence put my hairs on ed[...]

Gaslighting by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

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I think the most important thing that I have learned from graduate school, was that I learned to name those things that had been used against me my entire life.  The ability to name ones oppression is powerful for our individual liberations because for years I thought I was being “too dramatic,” “too critical,” “too strong willed for a girl,” “too harsh,” “t[...]

Becoming the Morena Story Teller Warrior

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Brown girls tend to not notice themselves and what they are capable of. We become almost invisible because of the lack of representation. Sometimes, we need to remind ourselves of our ancestors’ power of resilience, become storytellers, and recreate history. When I was younger, I thought I couldn’t be a princess because there wasn’t a Latina princess in sig[...]

The Collective Power of Gay Pride and Immigrants

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June is an important month for two groups currently facing scrutiny under the Trump administration; the LGBTQ and our Immigrant communities. While the majority of Americans in the USA are eager to kick-off their Summer plans, others make plans to continue resisting the rhetoric of the current Administration. This weekend, cities across the country will[...]

There's So Much More To The Song "Despacito"

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Unless you have been living under a rock, you know how the song "Despacito" has completely taken over radio airwaves, digital platforms, and articles written praising the song. Sure, I can get into it and discuss what a moron Justin Bieber is for mocking the Spanish language, even though he “sings” in the remix version of the song, but Ricardo Mondolfi, a[...]

Romanticizing Our Suffering

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Here at BoldLatina, we continue to be proud of the Latinx who have graduated and of those, soon-to-be-graduates (days away) the graduation season is not over yet! These journeys of higher learning accomplishments have been documented right here on our platform, check it! From one of our earliest published pieces, The Academy Changes You: Brown Girl Edition b[...]

Gringa Tears: The Not-So-Silent Dictator

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Men ain’t shit.  This is not news, this is not something that I even focus my work on, but follow people like Mala and Zahira on social media to get a vast and comprehensive critique on men’s ain’t-shit behaviors.  I am a girls girl, for survival.  I walk into rooms and I flock towards women, hoping that no matter the horizontal violence that women do to one[...]

My Education Is The Explosion Of My Mother’s Dream Deferred

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I come from places where enduring inequalities is the norm. I’ve seen my mother come home exhausted after a long day of work struggling to keep her body from collapsing. I’ve seen her massage her arthritis affected hands describing the way her supervisors screamed “faster! faster!” to her and the rest of her coworkers, most of whom were undocumented Mexican [...]

10 Places To Volunteer During Trump’s Administration

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Support your local community by volunteering at these nonprofits The first 100 days of Trump’s administration have aggressively threatened human rights. Even then, Trump went as far as to say, “No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.” (Um, #AlternativeFacts) Trump has threatened women’s rights, has continued to spread bigotry and r[...]

To The Child I Will Never Birth

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Mother’s Day is a beautiful day to pay particular respects to our mamis.  Mother’s Day in Nicaragua is on May 30th and it is the day that my mami used to call my abuela and gush to her about how much she had learned from her and how grateful she was of her. However, Mother’s Day for me has forever been marked as a day when I mourn the child I will never b[...]

The 'New' Single Mujer

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Y el novio? Te vas a quedar para vestir santos, le voy a rezar a San Antonio para que te encuentre un buen novio. Phrases commonly heard in Latinx households when addressing the elephant in the room, the single gal of the family. In this day and age there is still a stigma surrounding being single once you have reached a certain age. I hear it from my mom[...]

Letter To The First Generation

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For some, this is just a piece of paper. For us, this is more than that and we are all so proud of you. This is a dedication to my hard-core Latina kicking ass women. Dear Fuerte First-Generation Brown Mujer, Throughout these college years, you became stronger, your voice got a lot louder, and you became the chingona that you once knew at a younger [...]

The Future Tech Worker Is You, For Real

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Less than one percent of Latinas are in computing...let that sink in a bit. "1%" There is no question that if you were to step onto the grandiose 'campuses' of Facebook, Google, Twitter and other notables in the news lately, UBER anyone?, you will not see 'diversity' front and center or 'brown folks' in the higher ups in the hierarchy. In fact, many o[...]

Race Trumps Economics: The Caucacity of Liberal America

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Caucacity: The audacity of white people’s belief that they’re right even against contrary evidence. If I had a dollar for every time a White Liberal tried to convince me that Trump's win was not rooted in this kind of "White Supremacy’s last stand" racist mentality, I'd have that Beyoncé money. Caucacity in Liberal America runs deep, over the last few mon[...]

Donald Trump: The Real Deporter-In-Chief

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Juan Manuel Montes, a 23-year-old from Calexico, California is the latest victim of the mass deportation agenda that Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions currently have going on. Montes’ case is not isolated, The Washington Post reports that since Trump took office, arrests of undocumented immigrants rose 32.6 percent. What stands out from Montes’ case and subs[...]

Erasure of Mental Disabilities in Latinx Households

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Constantly Being Stuck In A World Where You Are Told Anxiety And Depression Is Not Meant For You   You are not going to therapy, "eso es para gringos”, my parents would tell me, as I would push back the tears I was too scared to let run down my face. At the age of 14, I did not know the definition of depression nor knew people that had depression in my Lati[...]

Making It by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

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I was never THAT kid who was encouraged to go to college.  I was never that kid that was smarter than everyone else, that kid that shined, that kid that professors believed in.  I just wasn’t.  By the time I was almost 9 years old, I knew I was dumb by society’s standards.  I did not learn to read when everyone else did, so when I was still an 8 year old in [...]

The Get Down Part II - Is This The End?

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SPOILERS, SPOILERS AHEAD, STOP READING IF YOU ARE NOT ALL CAUGHT UP! WATCH Netflix's Part I, first! ? Now that the warning is out of the way let us talk about The Get Down Part II. The story picks up about a year later, The Get Down Brothers are still hustling to book gigs, while Mylene and the Soul Madonna's (mostly Mylene) are having much more success [...]

'Brown Girls' Web Series Comes To The Rescue

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When Insecure debuted on HBO, women of color everywhere rejoiced, finally, a show that represented us. Was this terrific new series enough to fill the huge void in a TV world heavily dominated by white females? Noooo. We need a lot more shows before there is equal representation. The Chicago-based web series Brown Girls is doing a terrific job at helping [...]

The Justice Fighting Bicycle Brigade: Ovarian Pyscos

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Since 2010, the 'Ovas' as they like to call themselves, have been fixing bikes, fixing each others bikes and having deep sisterhood conversations we can only imagine must be woke AF. They are not misfits of society, hard lives, yes, many of them gone through traumas, victims or survivors. Like the 'freedom riders' of the early civil rights movement, these mu[...]

Multifaceted Diego Luna Is Woke AF

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Mexican actor Diego Luna has been featured in numerous articles, most of them talking about his looks, and the success of the movie Rogue One, but there is a lot more to Luna than how handsome he is, and his starring role in the Star Wars franchise. Long before this coveted role, Diego Luna had already starred in several English language films, Vampires: [...]

The Aesthetics And Meaning of Hoop Earrings

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Through multiple hours of constantly scrolling through Tumblr, flipping through Teen Magazines, and watching white girls dye their hair pink—I desired to be white. I would look down at my brown skin and feel ashamed, feel ugly, and even condemn my mother for it. I was not always like this; I grew up wearing Colombian jeans, super glossy lip-gloss, and my gol[...]

Latina Entrepreneurship On The Rise

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Originally covered by LA WEEKLY's Dennis Romero A new report from Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) found that Latinas are bringing it when it comes to innovation and the building of businesses in the state of California. Is this a response to the wage gap? After all, nationally Latinas earn 43 cents to a white man's dollar - the lowest on [...]

Owning Your Sexuality As A Latina

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I’ve walked the walk of shame. I’ve carried my high heels thrown over my shoulder, in the same dress from the night before. I’ve strolled home with my thong tucked away in my pocket after a wild night of sex. I’ve been annotated into the club, a few too many times to count. The club where men walk prideful, long strides back to their rooms while I’m told to [...]

Dear White Woman By Amy Quichiz

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Dear white woman, You say you love me, But do you love the brown me? Do you see my curves, The way they write multiple letters, in a language that you do not understand. Do you wish to understand? The way I perk my lips to give kisses, to brown skin that has been scarred way too many times for us to even remember how we got them. Do you love those[...]

Being High Maintenance Means

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For the brown girls who have been called high maintenance, like you’re a car that needs care, like you’re a coffeemaker that is stuck on pour, like you’re a lavadora that won’t wash clothes.  For the brown girls who have a very clear idea of how we want to be treated, and are called: demanding, like a cat when it is starving, or a baby when it needs a change[...]

Has There Been Progress at the Oscars?

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The lack of diversity in TV and film, especially during awards season has been a hot topic of conversation for several years now. It received particular notoriety two years ago when #OscarsSoWhite (a hashtag started by activist April Reign) began trending on Twitter. There was outrage on social media over the Academy members decision to nominate an entire gr[...]

The Quest for Love in 'Everybody Loves Somebody'

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When done right, a rom-com can become a staple on any given movie night. Movies like The Wedding Planner, Pretty Woman, When Harry Met Sally and many others continue to be relevant years after their original theatrical release. Everybody Loves Somebody tells the story of Clara Barron, a gal like many of us. She has a successful career as an OB-GYN in L.A[...]

A Love Letter to McNair Scholars

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Cornell McNair Research Scholars in Solidarity with Dr. Tiffany Martinez: A ♥ Letter to McNair Scholars “This morning, my professor handed me back a paper (a literature review) in front of my entire class and exclaimed “this is not your language.” On the top of the page they wrote in blue ink: “Please go back and indicate where you cut and paste.” The per[...]

Netflix and Cool...Diversity

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Diversity in TV and movies, and in award ceremonies, this is the quintessential issue that gains constant attention whenever a new TV show or movie is released. Do they reflect the ever-changing spectrum of communities across the United States? During awards season is when it is most noticeable that there is lots of ground to cover when it comes to div[...]

12 Latina Beauty Brands You'll Love

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Beauty is a big part of the Latina experience. We grew up watching our abuelitas, moms, tias, sisters and primas get dolled up. We couldn’t wait to be old enough to wear makeup. Getting glammed up is an art form for us, where we can express ourselves everyday. Here we have a curated collection of great beauty products either inspired by-- or created by--Lati[...]

A Letter To the 'Rich Minimalists' by Amanda Tello

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To the Rich Minimalist from a Poor one, I hear you speak to how liberating minimalism is. How you gave up your six figures a year job, sold all of your possessions, moved into a small living space and now you feel free. I squirm uncomfortably in my seat when I hear you repeatedly speak on liberation from consumerism, on freedom from long hour workdays. [...]

Women's March Recap - SupaDaily

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500,000 in Washington DC, 750,000 in Los Angeles, roughly 100,000 in San Francisco and 60,000 in Oakland (other outlets reported as many as 100,000.) The enormous number of participants of the Women’s March does not lie. American women--Queer, Brown, Black, White, Muslim, Christian--their partners, and even their children marched together to denounce Donald [...]

Mujeres March For America

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This Saturday, January 21, 2017 will mark a historic time across the nation. The Women's March will bring out hundreds of thousands of women, possibly over indexing pass the million mark. Women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnic, religious origins will march in solidarity and in the spirit of democracy to combat the mounting toxic sexism, patriarchy, rape c[...]

The Creepy Uncle

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I have been put off by the various references to that “creepy” uncle, within Latinx communities.  I know I am projecting, but the word creepy as a female in my early thirties only has one connotation, and it invokes fear with sexual undertones.  When I call a man creepy, I mean he does not understand the concept of consent, he does not seem to care that I am[...]

Positive Action for Latinx

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We got 365 days. 365 days! Hands up ??  for massive transformation in 2017. Through the years, I have taken quantum leaps into becoming more self aware, fixing those blind spots and 'decolonizing' the mind...the diet is next ;) For instance, I thought the creators of feminism were the 'Spice Girls' (a 'girl' band, you don't have to worry about) back in th[...]

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Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez Contributing Writer This is for those moments of dissonance.  This is for those moments that you cannot name what bugged you about someone’s statement, but you know it was not right.  This is for those moments that leave you silent, when you’re that person who never shuts up.  This is for those moments when you are lef[...]

The Everlasting Legacy of Selena

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by Azucena Rasilla @ChroniclesofAzu It has been twenty-one years since Selena Quintanilla; the beloved Tejano singer died, and the influence of her music, style, and overall celebrity status remain relevant today. Selena was known for wearing her staple cherry red lipstick at every public appearance, and when it was not cherry red, it was a dark p[...]

Bring On The Latina Comedians

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with Azucena Rasilla @ChroniclesofAzu September 12, 2016, will go down in comedy history as the day that “Saturday Night Live” (“SNL”) woke up from a 41-year old long lasting nap. The day when they realized that the lack of diversity in the cast cost them viewership. The folks over at SNL finally came to their senses on just how crucial it was to have[...]

Graffiti For And By The Ladies

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Here at SupaDaily, we have been following a film project giving women graffiti artists or street art activists visibility. Years ago, we wondered, "Where are the 'female' artists?" especially here in the San Francisco/Bay Area, tech companies were hiring plenty of male graffiti artists to plaster tech company walls with works in exchange for company shares/s[...]

Caution and Suspicion While Being Brown

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Being brown, and being very aware of how people react to your brownness is both a gift and a curse. I’ve had some brown friends who often times confused racism with lighthearted sarcasm.  I stay away from these brown friends because they become defenders of White supremacy in a very general sense.  It is like they do not want to see our families being d[...]

When God Was Not Enough

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When I Found Out I Thought God Was White, And A Man, I Lost Interest. ~ Alice Walker By Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodríguez, Founder @LatinaRebels In my early twenties I lost my first pregnancy. I was a young bride, and trying to become this thing that was scripted onto my body without my consent: a mom. With that in mind, after my first miscarriag[...]