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Lawsuit Says Migrant Women Denied Human Right to Manage Their Menstrual Needs

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Basic universal human rights of migrants have been on the line. A California led class-action lawsuit brought on by civil rights groups over the ‘questionable’ medical care and treatment of mostly ‘Northern Triangle’ or Central American migrants detained at the Mexico/U.S. border is bringing light and shock to the public. Recent testimonies of questionabl[...]

Bolivian Influencer Fundraises For Protection Of Amazon RainForest

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We live in a global world and a more connected world from nature to technology, more than ever. So to hear the planet’s most greatest resource, the Amazon rainforest, is in historic danger of fires, we should all jump to assist as we are connected to it in more ways than we know.  Since the beginning of the year, January 2019, there has been a reported up[...]

Latina-Led Panels We Could See On The SXSW 2020 Stage

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It's the season where pitches and topic submittals to speak at SXSW is happening! In case you are not familiar with SXSW (South by SouthWest®), it's only the biggest interactive, music and film conference + festival ever, which takes place every year in March in the city of Austin, Texas. Many startup companies have launched at SXSW and independent music art[...]

Six Latinx Chefs in America To Get Excited About

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Now more than ever, Latino food has become extremely popular, from top-notch cuisine, street food, even mainstream chain restaurants like Chipotle or Tocaya, the fusion of flavors is finding a loyal audience in America. It's not just tacos! Whether it’s Cuban, Mexican or Colombian, restaurants are opening up all across the country, THAT should make any of us[...]

Five Recommended Books By Empowered Women To Read Today

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Latinas/WOC/Black women continue to trailblaze in the world of literature. For instance, notable author Elizabeth Acevedo who has a prestigious Carnegie Medal among her many awards, for 'The Poet X'. We add on to our reading lists religiously and we at BoldLatina recommend these amazing titles below: 1. “Citizens But Not Americans: Race and Belonging Am[...]

Netflix's 'Queer Eye' Explores Mexican-American Culture Through The First Latina Makeover

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If you are not on a serious binge-watch of feel-good ‘Queer Eye’ - you should be! The Netflix original series is now streaming Season 4 of the popular ‘Queer Eye’. Not familiar? ‘Queer Eye’ is a total life and look redo makeover reality show where the ‘Fab Five’ get personal with individuals who were nominated by friends or family for a ‘life reboot’. The ‘F[...]

Being The First Latina—But No Longer The Only One

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My mother raised me to never take my education for granted. She immigrated here from Mexico, and despite the language barrier, she helped me with my homework and school projects in any way that she could. When my parents got me my first computer, my mom would buy dozens of educational computer games so I could learn more English, science, and math. She fed m[...]

Democrat Congresswomen Stand Strong Against Trump's Racist Tirade

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The most unpresidential thing a President of the United States can do, publicly go into a racist tirade. As of lately, Trump’s viral tweets angered hundreds of thousands of Americans and provoked our nation’s ‘progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen to respond in defense and call out the ‘white nationalist’ or racist remark.  Here is what Trump said and conti[...]

U.S. Cities Where ICE Raids Will Happen And Resources Are Available

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On Friday, July 12th -- Trump (#45) and his administration confirmed that ICE raids will happen on Sunday July 14th, to detain (not arrest) as many as 2000 undocumented families including children with court-ordered removals or have missed court appearances. Many of these families are victims of family separation and are being retargeted all over again. Over[...]

Five Summer Latinx Musical Festivals To Show Up At

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It's no Summer, if you don't head out to enjoy a music festival event! Live music, dancing, cerveza or a michelada and if it's an outdoor event - grub to street meat, elotes or fruta on-a-stick, and you are set! Latinx pride, resilience and persistence of cultural preservation only gets stronger as we rise in the face of attacks to our communities. One wa[...]

One Day At A Time Makes a Comeback With PopTV For Season Four

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Last season, fans of ‘One Day At A Time’ or ‘ODAAT’ received the disappointing news that Netflix would not renew ‘ODAAT’ for a fourth season. The show had been canceled.  ODAAT captivated audiences with the story of Penelope, starring Justina Machado, a newly single Army veteran, and her Cuban-American family, as they navigate the ups and downs of life. P[...]

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 the representati[...]

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[...]

Bold and Unapologetic Women of Color In The Cannabis Industry

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For communities of color, weed has been a business but more recently, more and more state governments are legalizing marijuana- incorporating the weed industry and leaving Black and Brown communities criminalized and serving time for their role in the industry- before it was considered legal. According to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) study, marij[...]

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[...]