How great it feels to end March the way we have at BELatina!
During the last week of Women’s History Month, we’ve taken the ball out of the ballpark with incredible stories about women who are changing the rules of the game.
Journalists, Latinas at NFT, community organizers, and many more wonderful stories have populated our platform, and we couldn’t be prouder.
From JennyLee Molina’s work to Sonia Sroka’s advice on the benefits of social media for women entrepreneurs, these are the best stories of the week.
Bold and unconventional, the Latina journalists you know and grew up with are not only the voice of a nation but, most importantly, ours. We confide in them to be our eyes and ears on the zeitgeist so that we can understand things from a more inclusive and less mainstream point of view. There are so many trailblazers out there, but here are some of the few you may have heard of.
Did you know that women make up only 32 percent of the NFTs even though they are constantly on top of what is going on in the world of NFTs? There is interest, but some barriers exist, which is why Twitter is stepping up to the plate. This month, we spoke to two Latinas in NFT, Jimena Buena Vida and Alyssia Aguilar, to get their unique perspectives about how Twitter is helping them in their NFT venture and what it means to be Latinas involved in this industry, among other things.
Former Playboy Playmate Raquel Pomplun is part of a team of Playmates who have joined together to launch the “Rogue Playmates” NFT series. “Rogue Playmates” will be the only series with the participation of the Playmates at the heart of the brand, using the actual likenesses of the centerfolds, and allowing them to take control of and benefit financially from the use of their likeness and IP.
JennyLee Molina, the multi-hyphenated Cuban-American publicist, is the mastermind behind 305 Day and the founder of the social community 3:05 Cafecito. We had the honor of talking to JennyLee about her journey and the importance of building a community.
From the Aztecs to the Mayans to the Spaniards to today’s global markets, cocoa has always been valuable. While its cultivation methods from the colonial trade times have left farmers often in poverty, the future of cocoa could actually be that of an economic powerhouse for Latin American countries. This is the vision of Janett and Érika Liriano, two Afro-Latina sisters who have recently broken venture capital records for their redesigning of the cacao supply chain market that ensures ethical sourcing and fair wages to Dominican farmers.
“We’re here to support women and to make sure that we give them the tools that are needed to go back in business and stay in business,” Sonia Sroka, the head of global multicultural communications at Meta, told BELatina in a Zoom call.
The relatively young not-for-profit Latine publication has laid its foundation on giving our community the confidence and power to explore its analytical eye. When we spoke to the founders of LatinaMedia.Co, Cristina Escobar, and Nicola Schulze, they told us that the idea came from their own desire to see a platform allocated to high-level media critiques by our community.