I’m not gonna lie, my favorite thing on the ‘gram is discovering many different forms of community and Latina empowerment content. Lots of great Instagram accounts also happen to have an IRL component perfect for anyone who is looking for a way to get involved. I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite accounts that empower women online and provide community offline.
Nalgona Positivity Pride
You down with NPP? Gloria Lucas is the woman behind @nalgonapositivitypride. She runs body-positive workshops all over the US on decolonizing your relationship food and body image. Follow her for upcoming workshop dates, art, and relatable memes.
They are artists, they are poets, and they are teachers. @chingonafire is made up of Yesika Salgado and Angela Aguirre, together they curate monthly events, workshops, talks and festivals specifically for women. Their mission is to create spaces where women of color can express and celebrate their voices.
@theunapologeticallybrownseries is a visual series created by Johanna Toruño a writer/creator based out of New York originally from San Salvador, El Salvador. She is dedicated to documenting Latinx stories & empowering POC via any means necessary. Follow her journey all over the streets of NYC as she posts her art.
You can find them in San Antonio, Austin, RGV, The Bay, LA, Santa Ana, and San Diego. The @chulitavinylclub is an all-girl DJ collective spanning seven national chapters bringing together a community of vinyl-loving girls playing anything from sixties girl-groups and yé-yé pop to post punk and chicano oldies.
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Cuss we REAL! Thanx to all the folx who came out and supported the eastside cafe (to donate for the purchase of $180,000 for the building to keep EastSide Cafe open please visit our FB event page, link will be available there, and please share) and were down to ride those hills! But them tacos tho?! Next time 😉 Stay connected and keep an eye out for Clitoral Mass Organizing Meeting, May 17th from 7-9pm. #noriderleftbehind
Cycling for change and fostering healing within the Latinx community since 2010, the @ovarian_psycos promote “feminist ideals with indigena understanding and an urban/hood mentality.” They ride to become more aware of community agencies, spaces and movimientos in an effort to solidify local networks and accessibility. Follow them for community action updates and riding schedules.
@necia_media is a critically-conscious arts and multimedia content creation network of women who share resources, mentor and create together. You’ll find filmmakers, artists, writers and teachers who want to collaborate and create new projects from the WOC perspective.
@lasfotosproject provides mentoring and training for girls facing adversity. They are a non-profit, community-based photography program dedicated to creating change in girls’ lives through creative outlets. They inspire young girls to become self-confident women who will kick ass in the world! Follow them for upcoming events, exhibitions, and volunteer opportunities.
Working on your summer reading list? @latinxreads has got you covered! You’ll find tons of suggestions and quick summaries. Follow her for a great mix of well-known authors as well as ones you’ve never heard of but are SO good!
Looking for beautiful illustrations and photography? Look no further! @colectivacosmica is an all-girl art collective that supports underrepresented artists with alternative backgrounds who want to tell their stories. Follow them for collage, photography, paintings, workshops & zines.
@mujeresdemaiz is an East LA grassroots multimedia women’s activist organization that goes back all the way to 1997! Follow them for community events with local artists, performers, educators, and organizers.
Do you have enough zines in your life? @stsucia is a zine that is collecting, curating, and publishing contemporary mujer art and literature. You can order zines at stsucia.bigcartel.com. They are currently taking submissions for their reproductive health themed issue X!