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

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

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‘Party of Five’ Season One, Episode Five Recap: Parenting is Hard

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‘Party of Five’ Season One, 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’ Season One, 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…

‘Party of Five’ Season One, Episode Two Recap, Margin of Error

Next time you need to explain to someone how racism works, point them to the second episode of Freeform’s Party…

‘Party of Five’ Season One, Episode One Recap: You’ll Be Rooting for the Acostas Too

Going in, I thought I was too cool for the Party of Five reboot. It’s on the rebranded ABC Family…

5 Things We’re Looking Forward to in the New ‘Party of Five’

Freeform is rebooting Party of Five, this time with an all Latinx cast and decidedly Latinx premise and I am…

The 20 Best Latinx Shows of the Decade

As the 2010s were starting, Ugly Betty was ending. It was in many ways the OG of Latinx shows: a…

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