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Natalie Diaz is First Latina Poet to Win Pulitzer Prize for Poetry Collection “Postcolonial Love Poem”

Virginia Isaad
We are 60 million strong in the U.S. but we are still celebrating Latinas making history in all industries, like when Colombian-American educator Juliana Urtubey became the first Latina since 2005 to be named National Teacher of the Year. Now...
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Zara and Anthropologie Accused of Cultural Appropriation, Mexico Asks for Support for Artisans

Virginia Isaad
Cultural appropriation of Latin America is unfortunately all too common in the U.S., most recently with the backlash Kendall Jenner received for the promotion of her new tequila. Retailers are also no stranger to appropriation claims and now Zara and...
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Rep. Deb Haaland Could Be first Native American Cabinet Secretary in U.S.

Virginia Isaad
President-Elect Joe Biden announced nominated New Mexico Representative Deb Haaland to serve as Secretary of the Interior in a historic move. If she’s confirmed by the Senate, she’ll be the first Native American to hold a cabinet secretary position. She’s...
Culture

30 Things You May Not Know About the Indigenous Cultures of Latin America

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Indigenous culture is important, and often ignored part of Latinx identity. There are foods we eat, words we speak, and customs we follow to this day that we don’t even know are Native American in origin. While it is hard...
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Vogue Makes History with Indigenous Trans Woman on Cover

Virginia Isaad
For the first time in its more than 100 years in publication, Vogue México featured an Indigenous muxe on its cover with Estrella Vázquez, a 37-year-old indigenous Zapotec muxe dressed in a traditional huipil for their December issue.”Muxe”  is a...
Culture

7 Positive Representations of Indigenous Communities We’re Proud of

Virginia Isaad
  The indigenous community has historically been overlooked and dehumanized but now more than ever they are getting the attention and respect they deserve. With icons like Yalitza Aparicio and activists like Amazonian female Chief Nazaré bringing the indigenous community...
Culture

Designer Works with Indigenous Mexican Artisans to Combat Cultural Appropriation

Virginia Isaad
Judging by viral stories on social media one might think cultural appropriation is a relatively recent problem but indigenous designs in fashion have been plagiarized so often that one Mexican designer is working to give artisans the credit they deserve....
Lifestyle

How One Vegan Chef Uses Indigenous Ingredients to Decolonize Mexican Food

Virginia Isaad
Chef Denise Vallejo is proud of her indigenous roots and she’s showing it by taking Mexican recipes and reintroducing them with a vegan twist that incorporates ancestral ingredients. Through her mobile kitchen, Alchemy Organica, she’s ushering a movement for people...