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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...
Culture

“I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter” Debuts at Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago

Virginia Isaad
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter is a beloved bestselling novel and now fans can see the story come to life on stage in the world premiere adaptation at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Adapted by local Latinx playwright Isaac...
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...
News and Entertainment

Mexico Crowns Miss Trans Beauty and This is the Kind of Visibility We Need

Virginia Isaad
On Monday, 21 transgender beauty queens from various Mexican states participated in a three-part beauty competition held in Mexico City, to increase transgender visibility in a country known for its violence against the trans community. Ivanna Cázares, from the state...
Culture

7 Latinx Subscription Boxes You Need to Check Out

Virginia Isaad
Subscription boxes have been around since the original beauty subscription box, Birchbox, launched in 2010. But only until recently have sub boxes began to cater specifically to Latinx. There are about 5.7 million subscription box shoppers in the U.S. today...
News and Entertainment

These Artistic Interpretations of Dia de los Muertos are Everything

HipLatina
Dia de los Muertos is a time to honor and celebrate our loved ones who have passed. The beautiful festivities come alive each October and November, with brilliant colors, ornate patterns, and intricate artwork. You will see tons of vibrantly-colored...
Lifestyle

Día de Los Muertos: 13 Essentials To Build Your Own Altar

HipLatina
El Dia del Los Muertos is a special holiday for a lot of people in the Latinx community—Mexican and Central Americans especially. The multi-day holiday which is celebrated over three days in Mexico (and other Latin American countries) takes place on...
Lifestyle

How Traveling To Mexico Is Helping Me Discover The Other Half Of My Latinx Roots

priscillab
When people ask me where my family is from, my answer varies. If I’m feeling lazy, I just say they’re Nicaraguan. That’s mostly true. Both of my parents grew up there, and that’s where they both migrated to the states...