Each week, in a column called HipLatina Style, we take a look at the different ways that Latinxs show off their unique style, and share it with the world. This week, we take a look at seven Instagram accounts that inform and empower (it’s more than just a virtual photo album for selfies!). Think your fashion/beauty look, art, or other form of style is noteworthy? Hashtag your Instagram photos with #HipLatinaStyle to be featured next!
Founded by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez, Latina Rebels is “5 Latinas unveiling the complexities of Latina embodiment. Spreading knowledge 1 meme at a time. Luchadoras? Sucias?Malcriadas.” Expect to learn about politics, women’s issues, POC issues, and important social issues.
We already know that women of color are powerful. Woc.power is sharing this truth with the world, through photos showing international beauty, informative tweets, and tidbits of important knowledge.
“Uplift. Educate. Spread awareness of the Afro descendants. We are children of the diaspora.” This is the mission of @theafrolatindiaspora, who sin pelos en la lengua, brings Afro-Latinidad (an important part of Latinx culture) to light, sharing its truth with others.
Nalgona Positivity Pride is “a xicana/brown*/indigenous body-positive project.” Their focus is on eating disorders awareness, cultural affirmation, and the body; the mission is encouraging women of color to love themselves in the body they are in.
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Let’s support Puerto Rico! 🇵🇷 ✊🏾☝🏾☝🏾 We leave to PR on 7/27 to provide direct relief to those impacted. Did you know…? – parts of the island still do not have electricity – parts of the island still do not have running water – no one can agree on a real official death toll because it's still being counted – THEY STILL NEED HELP! @lets.give @Undocumedia & @brownissues @angelisandino have partnered to bring back attention to those in need! We ask for your support. 100% of your donations will be distributed in cash cards directly to families. Please find venmo, PayPal and gofundme link in bio at @lets.give #puertorico #letsrebuild 🇵🇷❤️ (**feel free to share please**) Also stay tuned @funnyaida will be hosting a fundraising comedy night at the laugh factory so please save the date: 7/23 ☀️ . . #puertorico #pr #🇵🇷 #community #support
Brown Issues describes itself as “cultivating the next generation of Brown Leaders through civic engagement, social emotional health support, and narrative change We will #WakeTheGiant. Expect to be informed, while proudly seeing the next generation standing up, and being part of la lucha.
Indigenous culture (along with Afro-Latinx culture) is a very important and integral part of Latinx identity, that is often ignored and undermined. Mujeres de Maiz (Womxn of Corn) knows this, loudly and proudly celebrating the indigenous and other WOC. The account describes itself as “a Holistic ARTivist Brujx SiStarHood,” focusing on “Indigenous & WOC art, activism, wellness, empowerment, [and] spirit.”