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LOPEZ LEO SEASON
Let’s make one thing clear – Jennifer Lopez is free to date and marry whoever she wants.Lissete Lanuza Sáenz
IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE OUR FAVORITE LATINA
In your feelings lately? Well, it’s Leo season and there is no better season to celebrate the multihyphenate we know as JLo. Not only is this her birthday month, she recently released her documentary Halftime and married Ben Affleck in a private ceremony in Vegas. Bertha Isabel Crombe covered the story for mitú as she describes JLo and Ben “stood in line for a marriage license right before midnight with four other couples.”
But let’s make one thing clear, what we love about JLo, what we’ve always loved and continue to love about her is that she is more than her relationship status. Lissete Lanuza Sáenz wrote an opinion piece for Remezcla outlining just that.
Selena Gomez didn’t snag a nod for her turn as Mabel Mora in Only Murders In the Building, which would have made her only the third Latina ever to be nominated in the lead actress comedy category.Laura Zornosa
WHY LATINE/X COMMUNITY CONTINUES TO BE IGNORED
Last month brought the Emmys nominations and we were again disappointed to find only three Latines were nominated this year in the main categories. The only two actors were Oscar Isaac for Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series Movie for his role in HBO Max’s Scenes from a Marriage and Colman Domingo for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Euphoria.
Selena Gomez was nominated for a producing, making her the second Latina nominated for that Emmy since Selma Hayak for Ugly Betty. However, she was snubbed from receiving an acting nomination for the same show Only Murders in the Building.
SUMMER READING LIST
The most important thing that any Latina writer can do is make sure they value their own story.Yasmín Ramírez
THE BOOKS WRITTEN BY LATINE*
Whether you’re heading to the beach, packing for a vacation, or just hanging out at home, we could all use a good book recommendation. And what could be better than supporting Latine authors with our dollars? That’s why we’ve chosen three books to grab off the shelves this summer.
Erika L. Sánchez’s new book, Crying in the Bathroom, is an insightful memoir that covers everything from abortion to motherhood to beauty ideals. The memoir is reviewed by America Fererra likening it to a “perfect brunch date you never want to end.”
¡Ándale, Prieta! is our second selection by Mexican-American author Yasmín Ramírez as she shares a moving ode to her childhood in El Paso, Texas, growing up a “prieta.” Check out this Q&A with the writer from Sofía Aguilar.
Somewhere We Are Human is a newly released anthology created by currently or formerly undocumented people curated by Reyna Grande and Sonia Guiñansaca. The essays range from visual art to personal essays with authors, artists, and curators hail from around the world offering an understanding of immigration usually left out of US textbooks.