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Digame: Shomara Garcia Reminds Us Latinas Have No Skin Tone

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Entrepreneur Shomara Garcia grew up in Connecticut and was always told who she was and who she wasn’t based on...
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Comedian Danielle Perez Promotes Disability Visibility and Mental Health

Virginia Isaad
Dominicana Danielle Perez is booked and busy, but not at the expense of her mental health and well-being. The comedian-actor-writer-diva and disability rights activist is stealing scenes and punching out stigma and stereotypes, all while exuding dazzling joy everywhere she...
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Leslie Grace to Star as Batgirl in Upcoming DC Film on HBO Max

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Afro-Latina In the Heights star Leslie Grace, 26, has just been named DC Comics new Batgirl! The actress will star as Barbara Gordon in the new Warner Bros. and DC film that will be exclusively on streaming service HBO Max...
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Fabiana Ferrarini is the Latina Momprenuer Revolutionizing the Fitness World

About ten years ago, fitness trainer and mother-of-three Fabiana Ferrarini was married, had just had her second child after becoming a mom for the first time at 17 and surviving a previous abusive relationship. She was working to build a...
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10 Afro-Latinx Artists Doing Big Things in 2021

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
There is absolutely nothing we love to see more than our own people making an impact on the world in different industries. It brings us so much happiness to see Afro-Latinx faces on our TV screens and dominating our social...
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Digame: Blactina Founder Nydia Simone Talks Afro-Latinx Representation in Media

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Nydia Simone is a Panamanian-American filmmaker and entrepreneur with a passion for Afro-Latinx and Caribbean stories. She’s worked in...
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These Afro-Latinx TikTokers Breakdown Afro-Latinidad and History

Virginia Isaad
Afro-Latinxs have a history of marginalization in the U.S. and throughout Latin America that’s often lead to their erasure in history and in their communities. Afro-Latinxs make up such a large portion of the population in parts of Latin America...
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Digame: Afro-Dominican Holistic Wellness Expert Dr. Mariel Buquè Talks Healing BIPOC

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Dr. Mariel Buquè is a Columbia University-trained Afro-Dominican psychologist, holistic wellness expert, and sound bath meditation healer. Her work focuses...
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White Professor, Writer, and Activist Jessica Krug Pretended to be Afro-Latina for Years

Virginia Isaad
Professor Jessica A. Krug is giving everyone flashbacks to the Rachel Dolezal  “transracial” controversy after confessing that she’s spent her entire career pretending to be Afro-Latina in a post entitled “The Truth, and the Anti-Black Violence of My Lies.” Krug...
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21 Empowering Instagram Accounts Every Latina Should Follow

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
We always need positivity and words of encouragement, but they’re especially essential now. Reminders that we are part of a larger community, are going through the same things, and are getting through it all together are crucial and literally life-saving...