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Venezuelan thanksgiving nontraditional
Culture

My Venezuelan Family Doesn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving But It’s Still Special

Anna Ortega
Around this time of year, many people gather around the dinner table with family. Some celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones; many rebuke the holiday altogether due to its violent history and celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. Personally for me, November...
Roma Indigenous films
Culture News and Entertainment

9 Films About Indigenous LATAM History You Need to Watch

Sofía Aguilar
It’s Native American Heritage Month and while we should always be uplifting Indigenous voices, this is a dedicated time of the year for all of us to educate ourselves about the land we’re currently occupying and its original Indigenous occupants...
Namor Tenoch Huerta
Culture News and Entertainment

‘Wakanda Forever’ Offers An Empowering Indigenous Latinx Future

Sofía Aguilar
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD  In 2018, Black Panther hit theaters and became a phenomenon unlike anything Marvel had released before. As the first Black-led superhero film, it was a cultural reset. Black audiences were flocking to theaters in droves, Black celebrities were...
First gen college student
Culture

Being a First Gen Latina in College Was Isolating But It Made Me Stronger

Virginia Isaad
Dr. Lisette Sanchez is a bilingual licensed psychologist and founder of Calathea Wellness, a virtual practice providing individual therapy in California. She has a passion for working with BIPOC folxs and first-generation professionals. “Tu madre está mal y es tu culpa.” These...
Indigenous history books
Culture

11 Books to Understand the Indigenous History of LATAM

Sofía Aguilar
Every November, we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, a month-long recognition of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas who are given a platform to share their cultures, traditions, literature, and more. While we should be supporting Indigenous people all year...
Latina first gen college
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What I Learned as a Latina First-Gen Student at a Liberal Arts College

Sofía Aguilar
When I think about the education I received throughout my life, I consider myself an incredibly lucky first gen Latina. From childhood on, I jumped between a number of private and public schools that each prepared me in some way...
Copy paste latina tiktok
Culture

The Copy-Paste Latina TikTok Trend Excludes Black and Indigenous Latinas

Sofía Aguilar
It looks like Latinidad will never stop trending on TikTok or making waves in the community,  and unfortunately it’s sometimes all for the wrong reasons. From the #CleanGirlAesthetic to the agua fresca/spa water debate to Hailey Beiber’s “brownie lips”,  the...
Mexican hamburguesa
Culture

Make This TikToker’s Mexican Hamburguesa With The Perfect Blend Of Cheeses From Sargento® Cheese

Anna Ortega
Sponsored by Sargento Foods Inc. On Día De Los Muertos, we uplift and honor the memory of our loved ones by offering tasty food and treats for the visiting spirits. For Ariana Ruiz, Latina mom and TikTok culinary extraordinaire, remembering...
LATAM urban legends
Culture

9 of Latin America’s Scariest Urban Legends and Folklore

Nicole Young
Halloween is usually all about costumes, pumpkins, and maybe a few scary movies. But if you are really looking for a scare, Latin American folklore is on a whole other level. There are some truly frightening stories that will give...