My Caribbean-American Heritage Feels Like Home

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Growing up Puerto Rican in an urban area mostly populated by Latinos and Black people, my Boricua identity was deeply ingrained before I even knew where Puerto Rico was on the map. Before I could even talk, my parents taught...

Angel Aviles is “Too Happy to Be a Sad Girl”

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Angel Aviles is a fixture in Latinx pop culture. Her character of Sad Girl in the 1993 cult classic, Mi Vida Loca, repping the tough-as-nails East L.A. chola, has lived on. Although she isn’t acting much these days, Aviles has...