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10 Chicana Activists Who Fought for Equal Rights in the Chicano Movement

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Cesar Chavez. Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales. Reies Tijerina. We recognize these names as leaders of the Chicano Movement of the 1960s and ’70s. But what about the women who were instrumental in fighting for equal rights for Chicanos and Latinos? Like...
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30 Memes and Quotes That Celebrate Being a Chingona With Pride

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
The word “chingona” wasn’t always perceived as cool. In fact, at one point it was considered a derogatory term used to describe women in a negative way — as difficult and out-of-control. “Chingona” came from the word “chingar,” a Mexican...
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25 Times Eva Longoria-Baston Said What We All Wanted To

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Eva Longoria-Baston’s birthday is on March 15, and we thought, what better time than now to celebrate the Tejana from Corpus Christi, who continuously represents for Latinxs in Hollywood and beyond? Not only does Longoria-Baston serve as a constant reminder...
Culture

30 Memes and Quotes That Celebrate Being a Chingona With Pride

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
The word “chingona” wasn’t always perceived as cool. In fact, at one point it was considered a derogatory term used to describe women in a negative way — as difficult and out-of-control. “Chingona” came from the word “chingar,” a Mexican...
Culture

15 Things to Know About Legendary Chicana Activist Dolores Huerta

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Born in Dawson, New Mexico, in 1930, Chicana activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta stood up for farm workers, and in the process fought for POC, Latinxs, women, and all of humanity. Alongside the equally-iconic Chicano activist Cesar Chavez, Huerta...