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Seriously – watch Latina Media Co’s story below as told by our co-founder and EIC Cristina Escobar.
Las Mujeres Problemáticas
Nicola and Cristina have a weird amount of things in common. They attended the same small liberal arts college, they’re both mixed-race Latinas, their Dads have the same birthday, and they founded Latina Media Co together. BUT they are not actually the same person and have been seen in the same place, at the same time on multiple occasions.
A rehabilitated English major, Cristina writes at the intersection of race, gender, and pop culture. In addition to co-founding and serving as editor-in-chief of LatinaMedia.Co, she’s a member of the Critics Choice Association and the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, a Rotten-Tomatoes-approved critic, and a frequent panel moderator and talking head, including on the TEDx stage. When she’s not opining on the state of Latinx representation in media, she’s generally loving life in Santa Fe, NM with her spouse, two kids, and rescue dog. Finally, her abuelita made the best tamales this world has ever seen. The end.
A Bay-Area native, Nicola is currently the engine behind communications at the Women’s Foundation California, a publicly supported foundation dedicated to achieving racial, economic, and gender justice by centering the experience and expertise of communities most impacted by systemic injustice. Previously, she worked at The Representation Project, a nonprofit using film and media as catalysts for cultural transformation. With a background in tech, Nicola has integrated a data-driven approach with her passion for intersectional, gender-equality work, advancing campaigns, such as #RepresentHer, #AskMoreOfHim, and #AskHerMore, that have not only reached millions of people but inspired them to take action. She has lead projects for a variety of organizations from Verizon Wireless to The Government of Puerto Rico to Stanford University. When she’s not finding someone else to rant to about gender equity. Nicola enjoys dogs, food, traveling, and pie. Nicola would also like to add that her abuelita made the best tamales this word has ever seen.
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Have questions for the Mujeres Problemáticas? Want to pitch us a story? Email us cristina arroba latinamedia punto co and nicola arroba latinamedia punto co.