#TheLatinaPress: Issue 5

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A partnership between #WeAllGrow Latina and LatinaMedia.Co


LES CAYES, HAITI – AUGUST 16: People walk over a pile of rubble from a collapsed building after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 16, 2021 in Les Cayes, Haiti. Rescue workers have been working among destroyed homes since the quake struck on Saturday and so far there are 1,297 dead and 5.700 wounded. The epicenter was located about 100 miles west of the capital city Port-au-Prince. (Photo by Richard Pierrin/Getty Images)

From Haiti to Afghanistan to the continuing pandemic, we cannot ignore what’s happening in our world today. Luckily there are Latinas, but not nearly enough, in newsrooms breaking down these complex, loaded events and giving us the resources to take action.

Toni Gonzalez covered Haiti’s earthquake for Remezcla and shared tips on how to help.

For USA Today, Luciana Lopez covered how Kabul is changing specifically for women’s rights activists trying to escape the Taliban. And seventeen months into the pandemic, Chabeli Carrazana covered the effort and leadership of women of color and LGBTQ+ people to get folks vaccinated.


This month, Elle announced their first Latinx Issue with none other than Selena Gomez on the cover. Donning a blond wig and a goth Marilyn Monroe aesthetic, people had some thoughts.

Johanna Ferreira unpacked why seeing Selena Gomez as blond in the magazine’s first issue about our community was about more than just her hair – it erased Black and brown Latinas. For HipLatina, Virginia Isaad celebrated the importance of Gomez opening up about her struggles with mental health. And, for a solid recap of the whole thing, check out Andrea Reindl’s roundup covering the debate on Twitter.


Music drives our culture, that’s no secret. It’s rich, complex, dynamic and you know people have opinions about it. Michelle Santiago Cortés took on Rosalía exploring what the debate surrounding her “Latinx drag” says not only about appropriation but Latinidad itself.

Last summer protests ignited a long overdue reckoning in reggaeton. Bethonie Butler’s latest piece takes a look at Spotify and Futuro Studios’ new podcast, “Loud: The History of Reggaeton” with emcee Ivy Queen. And finally, Suzy Esposito profiled Mexican American bandleader Luz Elena Mendoza on leaving the United States, queering the mariachi suit. Here’s to more Latinx folks making art for each other, viewing and reviewing that art, and telling its story along the way.

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