Hypercompetent and strong, the new Latina stereotype may be positive but it’s still damaging. We deserve to see more of ourselves on screen.
Known for “Jane the Virgin,” Andrea Navedo is sharing her experiences in her new self-help book and memoir, “Our Otherness Is Our Strength.”
‘Jane the Virgin’ brought forth a new era of millennial, high-quality telenovelas showing strong Latina leads.
Wondering what we need to do to start succeeding in Hollywood? Let’s turn to what Latinx leaders in the industry have said needs to happen.
So because of colonization, Latin America wants us all to be white, and the U.S., in their effort to include but also differentiate us in their media, have pigeon-holed the entire community into being the same shade of mestizo brown. But the reality is much more beautiful and complex.
When I was little, it seemed like my path of love was clear as a Latina woman: meet a Hispanic Catholic guy, date him for about two years (but stay a virgin, of course), then marry and have a lot of kids. The problem with the supposed “straight and narrow” path happens when you venture away from it.
Justina Machado is one of those actors who you’ll watch whatever they’re in because they’re in it. This is our love letter to her, a Latina queen in a time when it’s pretty hard to even get on TV.
We have no idea what’s going to happen. We don’t know who’s going to win the election, when we’ll know the results, or how Trump and his cronies will respond to any of it. We do know that sitting in front of the TV, watching mostly white male pundits flap their jaws in the face of all […]
Our criteria? How much we liked it (duh), its overall quality (based on our scientific quality meter), and how smart it was when it came to matters of gender, race, sexuality, etc.
It’s Hispanic Heritage Month and we’ve got you covered with Latinx shows that’ll make you want to fall in love, run for office, and dance it out.