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Cristina Escobar

Cristina Escobar is a professional feminist y una mujer problemática. A writer, organizer, and activist, Cristina Escobar has helped lead feminist causes for over a dozen years. She created and serves as the principal of Cristina Escobar Andrade Consulting, advising causes on how best to tell their stories, and co-founded LatinaMedia.co, a blog critiquing film and media from the Latina perspective. She previously served as Director of Communications for The Representation Project, which uses film as a catalyst for cultural transformation. Prior to that, Cristina spent eight years at the national domestic violence prevention agency, Break the Cycle, including as Director of Loveisrespect.org. Follow the adventures of this amateur woman, Chicana, mother, and partner on Twitter and Instagram @cescobarandrade.

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21 New Latinx Shows to Watch Now

We need some affirmation. The news is horrifying, our government’s response is lacking, and things seem like they’re going to…

Gentefied

20 Times ‘Gentefied’ Made Us Feel Seen

The abuela saying, “food is love.” Flat-billed Dodgers hats. Girls named Nayeli and Yessika. These are the details Netflix’s Gentefied…

‘Party of Five’ Episode Ten Recap:  We Need More Time with the Acostas

There are real human costs to America’s immigration policy. Freeform’s Party of Five explored those consequences deftly as it followed…

‘Party of Five’ Episode Nine Recap: The Acosta Family Is Not Alright

There are lots of consequences when the parents of five kids get deported. There’s the baby who loses his experienced…

Gentefied Delivers Lots of Brown Love and Laughter

Watching Gentefied, I started off nervous. My social media feed has been full of shout outs for the show for…

‘Party of Five’ Episode Eight Recap: Heartache Actually

“Do you have any poems on the subject?” “Poems about the border? Only about a thousand of them.” These words…

‘Party of Five’ Episode Seven Recap: Crying Righteous Tears

I cried real tears during Lucia’s speech. Let me set the stage for you. Lucia is a 16-year-old American girl…

‘Party of Five’ Episode Six Recap: This Show is So Relatable

When I was in college, I dating a guy with a lot more money than me. I remember he offered…

‘Party of Five’ Episode Five Recap: Parenting is Hard

Babies are a lot of work. They’re helpless, relying on their caregivers for everything: food, love, entertainment — a clean…

‘Party of Five’ Episode Four Recap: Are We All Becoming Our Parents?

Imagine catching your reflection in a darkened window — you have a baby on your hip, another kid at your…

‘Party of Five’ Episode Three Recap: Amanda Arcuri is the New Jennifer Love Hewitt

At first glance, Party of Five’s third episode “Long Distance” seems like a boy’s affair. I mean, what even happens?…

Apple TV’s ‘Little America’ Reminds Us of the Immigrant Community’s Diversity

Too often in the Latinx community, we think of ourselves as the only modern immigrants. I’ve certainly been guilty of…

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