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 to Watch in the 2020 Election

In 2018 we saw an unprecedented number of young women of color running for office. With 2020 just around the…

20 Chicana Writers Whose Names You Should Know

When we think of Chicana Literature there are a few big influential names that immediately come to mind. Amazing women…

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White Latinas in KKK Halloween Costumes Called Out by Rappers ShaTown and BillyCEO

Halloween is such and fun time of costume parties, candy and figuring out how to dress up as your favorite…

Angelica Vale Talks Her New Netflix Anime Series and Hosting Reggeaton Radio

If you’ve watched Spanish language channels at some point in your life, then you’re probably familiar with Angelica Vale, the…

Bricia Lopez is Bringing Oaxacan Home Cooking from Her Family to Yours

In sunny Los Angeles, in the heart of Koreatown, you’ll find Guelaguetza, a James Beard Award-winning restaurant that has been…

It’s Time to Address Morrissey’s Racist Rhetoric

The first time I heard The Smiths I was in the 8th grade in Redlands, California sitting on my friend’s…

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20 Brujas That You Need to Follow on Instagram

Through the ages, brujas have gotten a bad rap — to say the least. Luckily many of the myths and…

5 Uses for Nopales That May Surprise You

El nopal is a symbol of Mexico and has been a Mesoamerican dietary staple that dates back thousands of years….

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Shonda Rhimes Teams Up With Dove to Protect Black Girls from Hair Discrimination

Five years ago, it was rare to see women on TV or in ads wearing their natural curls or rocking…

Why We’re Honoring Black Mexican Artist and Activist Elizabeth Catlett This Hispanic Heritage Month

“Art for me must develop from a necessity within my people. It must answer a question, or wake somebody up,…

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These Femtech Companies Founded by WOC Are Innovating Women’s Healthcare

In 2019 women in the U.S. and all over the world are still dangerously underserved by the medical community and…

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El Pollo Loco Restores Los Angeles Murals with Augmented Reality

Although a changing neighborhood can usually be hidden indoors, the sense of identity and community is also changed forever on…




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