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Yvette Montoya

Yvette is an L.A. native, a curly girl advocate and a first generation Latina working toward female empowerment through her writing and her artwork. She’s passionate about art, politics, tech, intersectional women’s issues and smacking down haters on Instagram. When she’s not typing away in front of a computer screen you’ll find her re-watching Atlanta & Bob’s Burgers, dancing to reggaeton and playing with her three foster bunnies: Basil, Alfalfa & Art Vandelay.
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Patty Rodriguez, Latinx community, KIIS.FM, Los Angeles

Patty Rodriguez is Using Her Platform to Empower the Latinx Community

Since we last checked in on Patty Rodriguez she’s become an executive producer and on-air talent for KIIS.FM’s morning show…

Dipsea is Erotic Content Made With Women’s Brains in Mind

Although the need for “sexy inspiration” might not seem like an intuitive one — maybe it should be. Tech founders…

How Can College be the Great Equalizer if the System is Rigged?

On Monday ProPublica uncovered a new college admissions scandal involving forty suburban Chicago families who renounced legal guardianship of their…

AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Democrats, Immigration, DHS, ICE

A Look Into Nancy Pelosi’s Attacks on the Congresswomen of Color ‘Squad’

It appears as though we’ve reached another turning point in our national dialogue because just when you think it can’t…

Latinx, The Kat Call, Mitu, Filmmaker

Kat Lazo’s Career Has Been Anything But Ordinary

Something that we don’t realize when we’re wide-eyed kids is that success is not linear, our careers will take many…

Female Rappers, Cardi B, Jermaine Dupri, Strippers

4 Female Rappers Cardi B Wants You to Listen to

When Jermaine Dupri said in an interview with People that he couldn’t think of his favorite female rapper because there…

Latina Mom, Stranger Things, rude, chancla, 3,

6 Times My Mom Would Have Given the ‘Stranger Things’ Kids the Chancla

Season 3 of  Netflix’s Stranger Things was full of cheers and tears. I loved every minute of it but one…

Holistic Skincare, Organic, Los Angeles, Affordable

Leah Guerrero Is the Brujita Bringing Affordable Holistic Skincare to the Community

When traditional healing methods hit the mainstream market the most noticeable change is the price tag. Once clays and plants…

Latina, Venezuela, Immigrant, Authentic, Unapologetic,

Mariana Atencio is Humanizing the Immigrant Experience One Story at a Time

As a journalist for MSNBC and NBC news, Mariana Atencio has dedicated herself to humanizing the faces behind the headlines…

Border Patrol Half Latino

Why So Many Latino Men Join the Border Patrol that Dehumanizes Latinos

We wish we could say the news about the troubling Border Patrol Facebook group was shocking, but sadly, it really…

#WeAllGrow Latina poets

5 Latinas Using Poetry to Help Women Like Them Feel Seen

Poetry is an art form that is both highly regarded and regulated by Western- European standards. If you google “good…

Transgender

Jennicet Gutiérrez is Fighting for the Trans Undocumented Community

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on…

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