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Finding Frida at Sundance

Frida Kahlo is an indisputable icon. An artist whose identity and image have surpassed her work positioning her into the higher echelon of cult status. But how well do we know the woman behind her infamous self-portraits? The true magic of Kahlo is her accessibility while at the same time remaining elusive. This dichotomy drove […]

Latine Voices for Peace: Coverage of the Israel-Hamas War

photo credit Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock The loss of human life in Israel and Gaza is tragic. Full stop. And as two wrongs don’t make a right, Latina journalists and activists stand against the continued violence against Palestinians and call for a ceasefire. This war has sparked intense dialogue and activism, and it’s essential that the […]

La Pecera is a Latinx Climate Film. We Need More Of Them

Less than 3% of films mention climate change. La Pecera (The Fishbowl), which premiered this year at Sundance, tells the story of Noelia, a woman diagnosed with cancer who travels back to her hometown in Vieques, Puerto Rico. The film is a stunning meditation on the themes of cancer, colonialism, and climate disaster, all intertwined […]

‘Pose’ Shines Where ‘In the Heights’ Fell Short

Last week, I put on my mask and walked shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of people into AT&T park to watch In the Heights. The film was billed as the second coming, a first-of-its-kind Latinx Hollywood utopia, but I had my doubts. As Felice León from The Root asked, “In sum: Where are all of […]

The Oscars Made 118 Nominations, Only 5 Latinx Artists Were Recognized

Yesterday, the Oscar nominations were released and while we celebrate that for the first time in history two women (and one woman of color!) have been nominated in the Best Director category, we couldn’t help but notice the lack of Latinx representation.  This year, only five Latinx folks were nominated in four categories: Best Documentary […]

What’s Not Surprising About the Meghan Markle Oprah Interview

Seventeen million people tuned in to watch Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey. As Meghan shared explicit and intertwined acts of racism and sexism, the audience was invited to watch and encouraged to gasp and cringe at the acts of the British Royal Family.  The truth is no one, NO ONE should be shocked by […]

The Latinx Queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race

The Latinx queens of season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race are beyond impressive. Whether it’s the arrogant star power of Kandy Muse, the sweet diva Olivia Lux, or our favorite perfectionist Denali, these Latinx queens have the uniqueness, nerve, and talent to become America’s next drag superstar. Usually, queer Latinx characters on television are treated […]

Nominating 3 Women Directors Isn’t Changing The Golden Globes

On Wednesday, the nominations for the 2021 Golden Globes were announced. Almost every article (correctly) celebrated that there was more than one female director nominated for the first time in history. In fact, three women directors Regina King, Chloe Zhao, and Emerald Fennell got Golden Globes nods. However, looking beyond that category, not much has […]

Do Not Forget: Latinx People Stormed the Capitol Too

Wednesday, like most of America, I was glued to the television, watching as whiteness wielded its power and stormed the U.S. capitol. Countless images of white supremacists turned domestic terrorists flooded CNN as I watched them spend their privilege dancing and running, emboldened and entitled by their Commander and Chief. Then as I was watching, […]

Aubrey Plaza Is More Than an Ex-Girlfriend

As a clinical procrastinator, I chose the last socially acceptable week to watch Hulu’s tinsel infused Happiest Season. Looking forward to savoring the last bit of holiday cheer, I tuned in hoping to find a queer film that would at least dent the mold of a traditional holiday Hallmark-ian film. Written and directed by filmmaker and […]

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