BELatina’s Best of the Week: Symon Dice, Coach Nat, Tell Williams, and More

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Dear readers,

The week is ending, but the fatigue is real. We are not talking so much about the fatigue of our daily work but about that emotional and moral fatigue because of all that is happening in the world, especially against our communities.

However, our mission is clear: we continue to fight from our small trench, bringing to light the stories that matter most to our people, educating, empowering, and supporting each other every day.

From the inspiring career of Symon Dice to the incredible work of Tell Williams, these are the best stories of the week on BELatina.

The Problem of Gatekeeping Techniques for Young Adults in the Workplace

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To the young professionals who may be realizing that they are in toxic workplaces, know that systems have been put into place to keep you from having fair, equitable, and deserving pay wages. If you doubt whether or not to negotiate a job offer, whether or not to ask for a raise in compensation, or whether or not you should ask for the time off you have already earned, do it.

Meet Symon Dice, the Emerging Artist and Producer Breaking Barriers in the Music Industry

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Symon Dice, whose real name is Simon Restrepo, was born in Medellin, Colombia, and recalls having music present throughout his entire life. He trained for a solo music career until he could work with other artists. His drive to create music led him to collaborate with some of the biggest names and biggest songs in the Latin music scene, such as Farruko’s “Inolvidable,” Zion y Lennox’s “No Quiero Amarte,” Natti Natasha’s “Me Gusta,” amongst others.

A Conversation with Trans Latino Tik Toker, Miguel F. Pena

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Miguel Pena, a queer trans Venezuelan-American Tik Tok creator (whose pronouns are he/they), understands the value of showing up as his true self — all while navigating the intersections of his identity.

New Moon in Cancer: Tending to One Another

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The New Moon in Cancer arrives this June 28 and just in time, overflowing with the energy of the archetypal Mother and invites us into deep self-care and safety.  The moon is at home in this water sign symbolized by the crab. The crab is tough on the outside and soft on the inside, reminding us that our tender hearts and homes do need boundaries and protection. As we nurture this sense of safety, the permission to feel deeply is extended, and the message is to cleanse ourselves by surrendering to the flow.

Latina Group Organizes in Wake of Uvalde Tragedy, Creates ‘Fierce Madres’ Movement

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Dozens of Texas Latinas have joined forces to create the “Fierce Madres” movement, an initiative to advocate for gun control.

Coach Nat Talks About How Queer Gym Navigated the Pandemic, and the Importance of Safe Spaces

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Coach Nat is a Mexican entrepreneur, pioneer, founder, and CEO of The Queer Gym, the first LGBTQ gym in the United States, based in Oakland. When we met Nat a year ago, her project had already been underway for some years. Now, we wanted to catch up with her important work, the pandemic’s impact, and her new projects.

Mexican Feminist Groups Get To Work To Help Americans After the Overturning of Roe v Wade

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Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade eliminating abortion rights, Mexican feminist collectives have stepped up to help women in the United States.

Kali Uchis’ Album ‘Sin Miedo’ Reaches the Vinyl Albums Top 10

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Colombian singer Kali Uchis’ album “Sin Miedo” reaches the Vinyl Albums Top 10 and becomes the sixth Spanish-language album to make the list.

A Conversation with Tell Williams: From Pre-K Teacher to Raising Awareness on the Education System

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Tell Williams, who grew up in a conservative town in Northern Indiana to an American father and Puerto Rican mother, uses his access to over two million followers on his Tik Tok to raise awareness on advocacy around education. He expresses the roadblocks (and discrimination) he personally has faced and the current issues regarding education. 

5 Things We Enjoyed the Most at Red Bull’s Culture Clash 2022

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This year, BELatina News was invited to experience the Red Bull Culture Clash in L.A. While the event’s description promised to “showcase the vivid and exciting sounds of four of the west coast’s best party crews” in a unique competition where the crowd decided the winner – we didn’t even imagine how thrilling the event would be.