Yalitza Aparicio’s Plaza Sésamo Appearance Is What Every Young Brown Girl Needs

For a lot of young Brown Latinas like myself, whether of Afro-Latina or indigenous descent, finding stars on television or in films — even Spanish-language programs — with people that looked like us didn’t happen often. The few Latinas we’d see in Hollywood or even in Mexican novelas were often white-passing, which is why Yalitza