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Setting Boundaries During the Holidays is Crucial for Your Mental Health

Virginia Isaad
I’m a really picky eater and struggle with trying new foods so this brings on extra stress during the holiday season. Food brings most Latinx families together, so you can imagine the comments that I receive over Thanksgiving and Christmas...
Culture Lifestyle

Digame: Therapist Jacqueline Garcia is Destigmatizing Mental Health

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Jacqueline Garcia is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker who is using social media to amplify the importance of mental...
Beauty News and Entertainment

Latina-Owned Alamar Cosmetics Releases Special ‘Encanto’ Collection

Virginia Isaad
Latina-owned beauty brand Alamar Cosmetics, founded by Cuban American Gabriela Trujillo, launched its largest collection yet in collaboration with Disney’s Encanto and it all started with a DM. Trujillo founded Alamar — named after the barrio in Havana where she...
News and Entertainment

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Encanto’ Clip Featuring Maribel Voiced by Stephanie Beatriz

Virginia Isaad
We’re all excitedly anticipating the release of Disney’s Encanto set in Colombia and centered on the magical Madrigal family. The all-star Latinx cast includes Stephanie Beatriz, John Leguizamo, Wilmer Valderrama, and Diane Guererro who all play characters with different powers...
Culture News and Entertainment

Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait Becomes Most Expensive Work by LATAM Artist Sold in Auction

Virginia Isaad
Iconic Mexican/German artist Frida Kahlo remains one of the most recognized and coveted artists from Latin America and on Tuesday her artwork broke an auction record. One of her famous self-portraits has become the most expensive work by a Latin...
News and Entertainment

Netflix Cuts ‘Hurtful and Derogatory’ Latina Role from Upcoming Series

Virginia Isaad
Latinas in Hollywood have typically been portrayed as either the “Spicy Latina” or the maid and now Netflix has announced it’s dropping a Latina role as a housekeeper following backlash. The upcoming Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)...
News and Entertainment

“Loud” Podcast Tells the History of Reggaetón Including its Afro-Latin Origins

Virginia Isaad
Growing up on the brink of Reggaetón’s commercial rise, the heavy baseline and quick Spanglish rhymes were the soundtrack to the countless winters in Nueva York and humid summers in the Dominican Republic. Despite me being far too young to...
News and Entertainment

‘Gentefied’ Returns for Yet Another Powerful and Emotional Season

Virginia Isaad
Netflix’s Gentefied is one of those rare TV shows that has it all—Afro-Latinx/Latinx representation, commentary on racism, colorism, xenophobia, family, and rejection of machismo. With an undocumented immigrant character as the patriarch who isn’t made a martyr or a victim,...