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Natalie Gutierrez’s Book Addresses CPTSD & Healing Within the BIPOC Community

Virginia Isaad
“You are a resilient soul” — that’s how Boricua therapist Natalie Gutierrez begins her book on the trauma and healing Black, Indigenous, People of Color  (BIPOC) face in The Pain We Carry: Healing from Complex PTSD for People of Color....
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‘Elefanta’ Remixes a Nursery Rhyme into an Empowering Reggaeton Short

Virginia Isaad
Children’s literature and music often carry empowering messages and the classic nursery rhyme “Un elefante se balanceaba”, used throughout Latin America, is no different. The lines: “Un elefante se balanceaba/sobre la tela de una araña,/ como veía que resistía/ fue...
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Digame: Afro-Latina Therapist Gloria Osborne-Sheeler is Helping BIPOC Heal

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Gloria Osborne-Sheeler is a First Generation Panamanian-American licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and holistic healer who founded Glow In Therapy,...
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Indigenous Activist from Brazil Awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize

Virginia Isaad
Indigenous communities are constantly having to protect their lands and livelihood and in the Amazon in Brazil it remains an ongoing struggle. Alessandra Korap Munduruku, a member of the Munduruku people, a community of about 14,000 throughout the Tapajós River...
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Woman Convicted After Racist Remarks About Colombia’s First Black Vice President

Virginia Isaad
Despite the prevalence of anti-Blackness and racism in Latin America, actually addressing it remains an issue however a 62-year-old woman has now been convicted for discrimination in Colombia for her racist rant. Luz Fabiola Rubiano pleaded guilty to the charges and...
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Digame: Jessica Esquivel Talks Being a Queer Afro-Latinx in STEM

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Afro-Latina Dr. Jessica Esquivel is an Associate Scientist at Fermilab, a national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics. She...