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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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…


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The amount of moderate garbage we have to tolerate as people of color is astounding — but what’s more astounding…

Did ‘Modern Family’ Use Sofia Vergara’s Character to Prove Bribery Is Ok?

When I just want to shut off my brain and watch affluent white people get into shenanigans, I automatically go…

La Zista Calls Out Bad Bunny for Lack of Diversity

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Beyonce’s ‘Homecoming’ is a Celebration of Black Academic Excellence

Something Beyoncé is so good at doing is framing her art within the academic dialogue about Blackness in America. Since…

Gina Rodriguez Plays a Writer That Picks Her Career Over a Relationship

As of late Netflix’s rom-com game has been on point — All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, The Kissing Booth,…

40 Latinx Podcasts You Need to Be Listening to Right Now

Four years ago the Latinx podcasting space was barely on the rise and channels were hard to find. Fast forward…

Selena Quintanilla: What’s the Price of Fandom?

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5 Latina Activists You Won’t Learn About In School

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