BELatina’s Best of the Week: Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Vanessa Garcia, And More

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It’s Friday, and in the BELatina newsroom, we still have many stories in the draft that we have left to tell.

Although we know that we will continue with our work next week, we close a day with the joy of knowing that we have told and shared the stories and achievements of women who work side by side to create a more just world.

From Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s new book to Vanessa Garcia’s passion for storytelling, these are the best stories of the week at BELatina.

How Can We Keep Our Latine Shows From Getting Canceled?

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Our favorite Latine shows are constantly getting canceled. Could our situation with Latine shows be a deeper issue? Could it be because these types of Latine shows portray a healthier, more realistic cultural lifestyle, rather than the Narco-culture type of shows that instantly get rebooted?

10 Latine Films on Women’s Strength and Resilience

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March is a month when we frequently look back and reflect on our advances in the fight for our rights. Witnessing this cultural change is crucial for understanding society’s change tendencies, feeling we are not alone or isolated in our struggles, and seeing their fruits. 

So, here is a selection of 10 Latine films that show women’s strength in different realms of life. There is a bit of everything: fiction and documentaries, full-length and short-films, stories of women of all skin tones; cis and trans; heterosexual and lesbians; young and old; singers, boxers, peasants, and activists in the U.S., Colombia, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil.

‘Woman of Light,’ Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s First Novel Is an Unparalleled Generational Saga

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After making a name for herself with her first collection of short stories, “Sabrina & Corina,” Latina and Native American author Kali Fajardo-Anstine has released an ambitious novel that you won’t be able to put down.

Meet Vanessa García, the Multidisciplinary Latina Writer Who Reinterprets the Power of Storytelling

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Vanessa García is a Latina with many stories to tell. Hers, others, and those that can change the world. BELatina spoke with this talented writer about her art and her versatility in the world of content creation.

Women HERstory: Meet Rising Star Journalist Kayla Rivera

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Journalist Kayla Rivera grew up in the South Bronx area of New York City. Her passion for journalism and storytelling is as resilient as it is inspiring.