Julissa Arce Tells her Childhood Story of Immigration and the Sacrifices her Family Made for the American Dream in 'Someone Like Me'

Julissa Arce’s new memoir reflects on the experience she had as an immigrant child and the sacrifices her family made in order for their children to have a better life.

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Latinx Podcasts We're Subscribed To (And You Should Be Too)

We’re tuning you into some of the podcasts that we hit that subscribe button to. You know, the ones that got us feeling like we’re chismeando and discutiendo with our gal pals.

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Not This Again: Depictions of Latinas in the Media

There have been three images at the forefront of the media’s portrayal of Latinas. Latina women are stereotyped as the "cantina girl", the" suffering señorita", and/or the "vamp". Phyllis addresses the three images, and the importance of having more than a singular type of story told about our community.

By Phyllis Tonna

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Fight Like A Girl With Girl Gang Fight Gear

Colombiana Juliana Cardona started Girl Gang Fight Gear, a line of fight gear and apparel “for the girl that practices martial arts but also likes making a fashion statement.” She created her business after noticing a lack of fun and feminine options for female fighter babes. We talked to the Juliana to learn a little more about her brand y un poquito sobre the martial arts world.

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Alamar Cosmetics Celebrates Cuban Culture and Beauty in New Makeup Line

Make-up artist Gabriela Trujillo is now upping the beauty game with her very own cosmetic line, Alamarinspired by her Cuban heritage and culture. We got to chat with the beautiful Gabriela; diving deeper into the inspiration behind her brand, products, and about being Latina.

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I speak Spanish. ¿Y que?

In the last week, videos of Latinxs being harassed and threatened for speaking Spanish in the U.S. surfaced; showing the fear and intimidation being employed on our community in an attempt to silence us. Here’s why Marivette rejects their efforts and will continue to speak Spanish.

By Marivette

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How I Survived Academia Part 3

Trigger Warning: Suicide
In Part 3, Yvette recounts experiencing mental health issues, shame, and feelings of inadequacy as a grad student in a predominantly white PhD program; describing how her pain led her to self-destructive behaviors. Then when she was ready to make a change, tragedy struck.

By Yvette DeChavez

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