It’s a rampant problem. We, as Latinas, are not privy to our history in the United States, especially the important things we have accomplished and achieved. When we do not learn about our history, we believe the false narrative fed to us that we do not matter and have not made a difference in our […]
It’s Women’s History Month and we’re lifting up Latina actresses from before the 1940s, the trailblazers and icons who opened the door for Latinxs to represent our culture on the silver screen. You may be surprised to know that there was a solid squad of (light-skinned) Latinas who made their mark on Hollywood as early as the 1910s — at a time when Hollywood was segregated and blackface was the latest entertainment “craze.” Yet, these Latinas helped found Tinseltown and deserve to be remembered.