BELatina’s Best of the Week: Books Written by Latinas, Latinos at the Met Gala, And More

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Another week has passed us by, and what a week it was! Does anyone else feel Mercury Retrograde creeping in, or is that just me? Or is this how it feels when you haven’t mentally processed an entire year — yes, we are talking 2020 (again.) 

On the plus side, estamos en tiempos de celebración. 

We are in the first week of Hispanic Heritage Month, which means the world loves us a bit more for 30 days. That’s what it means, right? Now, on a more serious note, though we believe in celebrating our heritage year-long, it doesn’t hurt to shout even louder how amazing our culture is these next few weeks. Pues, ya que nos están escuchando… 

But, without any further ado, let’s take a look at what we wrote this week!

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to read them earlier in the week, we need to talk (just kidding?). For those of you who caught these stories fresh off the press, you deserve to have the best weekend ever. Well, at this point, anyone who reads this extremely long intro deserves a spectacular weekend, too. 

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New Research Finds That Countries That Oppress Women Are Poorer and Less Stable

Oppressing women is not only bad for women; it hurts men, too. It makes societies poorer and less stable, argue Valerie Hudson of Texas A&M University and Donna Lee Bowen and Perpetua Lynne Nielsen of Brigham Young University.

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The Loveliest Books Written By Latinas Coming This Fall

From debut novels to books by some of the most well-seasoned Latina writers, we put together a list of all the books due to come out in the next few months and that you have to add to your reading list. Did you read about them already?

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From Jennifer Lopez to AOC, Latinos Shine at the Met Gala 2021

The famous gala at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, considered one of the biggest catwalks in the fashion world, saw Latino talent as never before. From Jlo to AOC, these were the Latino celebs that took the Met Gala 2021 by surprise.

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Three Tips for First-Generation Latino Med Students

We know that, naturally, no one knows everything right off the bat when starting med school. That’s why we talked to two first-generation, brilliant medical enthusiasts, Latina students who can shed some light.

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BELatina TV Show Sizzle Reel is Now Available!

An update to this amazing news: the sizzle reel has been uploaded! This is just a quick glimpse at what’s to come. Are you ready for it?