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The New Latina Stereotype

Hypercompetent and strong, the new Latina stereotype may be positive but it’s still damaging. We deserve to see more of ourselves on screen.

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40 Years of ‘This Bridge Called My Back’

The first time I read This Bridge Called My Back, I was a junior in college. My favorite gender studies professor started a book club and bought everyone a copy of the recently released 4th edition. The department loved to talk about intersectionality, even though it was mostly led by white American and European women. […]

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A Love Letter to Justina Machado

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.

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What to Watch Instead of Election Coverage

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 […]

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10 Latinx Stars That Should be Nominated for an Emmy

We’re disappointed but we’re not surprised. Yet again 2020 is another year with no Latinx people getting Emmy nominations. It’s not that we haven’t tried – 2019 featured some amazing talent. From MJ Rodriguez’s iconic role as Blanca in the critically acclaimed Pose to Julissa Calderon’s stand out performance in Gentified, this year was filled […]