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Daniela Pierre-Bravo Wants Women of Color to Feel Empowered in the Workplace

Virginia Isaad
Daniela Pierre-Bravo is an MSNBC reporter for Morning Joe and a two-time published author but before she achieved this level of success in her career she was trying to figure out how to navigate the workplace as an undocumented first-generation...
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Andrea Beatriz Arango’s ‘Iveliz Explains It All’ Spotlights Mental Health in Latinx Kids

Sofía Aguilar
As a middle-grade educator and English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, it came as no surprise when Boricua author Andrea Beatriz Arango decided to pen her debut novel-in-verse Iveliz Explains It All, which just released on Sept. 13. Aimed at...
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Ada Limón is First Chicana Poet to be Named U.S. Poet Laureate

Sofía Aguilar
The writing and publishing industries have always been a white man’s game, which is why it’s so great to see Latinas still making strides—not to mention making history. In 2021, Natalie Diaz became the first Latina poet to win the...
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Yasmín Ramírez’s ‘¡Andalé, Prieta!’ Explores Grief, Latinidad and Matriarchy

Sofía Aguilar
Writer Yasmín Ramírez is building community and honoring her mixed roots through a form of storytelling you likely haven’t read before. Hailing from El Paso, Texas, the Mexican American writer and now published author recently released her debut memoir ¡Andalé,...
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Romeo Santos to Produce Film Adaption of Lilliam Rivera’s YA Novel ‘Never Look Back’

Virginia Isaad
Representation in Hollywood for Latinxs remains low but we’re seeing progress and among those exciting projects is the film adaption of Lilliam Rivera‘s 2019 novel Never Look Back. The story is a modern retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus...
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Digame: Julissa Arce Talks Celebrating Your Culture Instead of Assimilating

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Mexican American writer Julissa Arce is the best-selling author of My (Underground) American Dream and Someone Like Me. Arce...
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How Ariana Godoy’s ‘A Través De Mi Ventana’ Went From Wattpad Novel to Netflix Film

Sofía Aguilar
Venezuelan writer Ariana Godoy is reinventing the publishing and film industries at the same time with a novel that garnered millions of reads. Her critically successful romance-thriller novel A Través De Mi Ventana is one of many novels she’s written on...
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Digame: Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez Wants Brown Girls to Be Proud and Advocate for Themselves

Virginia Isaad
Digame is a monthly series featuring prominent Latinx leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and public figures uplifting the community and making a difference. Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez has been writing for and about women of color for years and this year she...
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Melissa Lozada-Oliva’s ‘Dreaming of You’ Explores Selena Nostalgia, Idolatry and Latinidad

Laysha Macedo
Poet and writer Melissa Lozada-Oliva is an unstoppable force within the poetry world. Throughout her career, her poetry has captured intimate, yet relatable experiences centered around her Latina identity, most notably her poetry chapbook, peluda. The Guatelombian (Guatemalan-Colombian) poet went...
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Puerto Rican Poet Elisabet Velasquez’s Debut Novel is Raw and Painfully Real

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Puerto Rican poet Elisabet Velasquez has penned her first novel and it’s a fast-paced roller coaster of a read that will hit home for many. Elisabet is a Brooklyn-born Nuyorican and mom-of-two who writes about what she knows best: her...