Disney+’s “Ahsoka” proves viewers want more complex, opinionated women — and they want to see how this influences their friendships.
In Issue 18, #TheLatinaPress takes on Heritage Month and the good, bad, and the ugly of the Latinx experience.
Out of all that makes “Andor” special, its portrayal of Latinidad might just be the most important thing for our communities.
The author of 17 YA, middle-grade, and adult fiction novels, Zoraida Córdova has established herself as an essential voice in the Latinx publishing space, exploring fantastical worlds, science fiction universes, and magical realism with an Ecuadorian twist. Her most recent novel, The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, is a stunning exploration of matriarchy, memorializing the past, and the inherent divisions and yet unbreakable connections throughout time.
By making their stage names sound more “American” (aka what white people perceive as being from the US), Latinx actors often avoid getting pigeonholed as the stereotypical criminals, janitors, maids, etc., even if the practice contributes to our erasure.
It’s no secret that science fiction franchises are white-dominant. That’s why I’m super excited that Latina Sasha Calle has been cast as the next Supergirl.
In these dark time, I want to visit a future where together we “boldy go where no one has gone before.” You know? So join me in celebrating these, my favorite Latinxs in space.
Sometimes, I just want to escape to where the stakes are low, the people are beautiful, and I don’t have to think too hard – aka to ‘Roswell, New Mexico.’
In 2020, let’s consume a TV diet that’s 90% women-led (or more!)and keep pushing the representation ratio in the right direction.