One of the most powerful moments of Imelda is Not Alone, a documentary short directed by award-winning Salvadoran filmmaker Paula Heredia, is seeing a young rape victim handcuffed to her hospital bed accused of attempted murder after accidentally giving birth in a toilet to a child she didn’t know she was carrying. The scene introduces […]
“Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed” tells of cultural assimilation, cultural loss, and cultural reclamation, stories that can be affirmed by many.
Obviously part of acting is portraying foreign identities but it’s easier to play familiar ones. So, it makes sense to hire Latinx actors to play Latinx roles, right? Those actors have the advantage of being familiar with the life experiences, verbiage, accents, and other nuances of the culture embedded into who they are, making the […]
In “The Purge” TV show, Jane and Penelope’s weariness is their path to rejecting the rules of a society that doesn’t value them.
I never saw my particularly-fraught relationship with my Colombian immigrant mom represented, until I stumbled on “Never Have I Ever.”
As studios try to control and exploit their (newly women, POC, WOC) staff, LatinaMediaCo co-founders talk why they’re supporting the strike.
Short stories are somehow gatekept in the literary world and overlooked by the masses. Novels remain overwhelmingly the most popular way to consume prose—but I don’t see why it has to stay that way. Short stories give us everything that makes novels great—compelling characters, realistic dialogue, and vivid imagery—but in a tidier format. The most […]
Both Barbies and telenovelas peaked at the turn of the millennium, leading to an implosion of feminine world-building for Latinas like me.
While we mourn the Supreme Court’s recent regressive rulings in #TheLatinaPress, we won’t let the backlash stop us.
As far back as the 1930s and 1940s, Hollywood has been perpetuating Latino stereotypes, failing to care what we actually look and sound like.