Happy Friday, BELatina!
We don’t know how we made it to the end of the week, but we know what we were doing as the hours flew by — telling stories that empowered us!
Even though the sun is inviting us to a rosé on the terrace, we’re here, happy to see how our project continues to grow and bring you the best stories from our community.
From Bomba Estéreo’s collaboration with Bad Bunny to Nurse Georgie’s fantastic mission, these are the week’s best stories on BELatina.
Bad Bunny took the world by storm last Friday by releasing his most eclectic album yet and repositioning himself as the biggest music star in the world. As with “El Último Tour del Mundo,” the production is in-house, and its guest stars are drawn entirely from the Latin American music world, including the Colombian “psychedelic cumbia” duo Bomba Estéreo.
The Colombian musical genre known as “guaracha” seems to be making its way to new audiences. Where does it come from, and what is its history?
There’s always something special about wearing new shoes. Quoting the iconic Dominique Jackson: “Get the shoes, baby, get the shoes.”
We might not know what it is, but they’re never enough, and now that summer is coming, our shoe wardrobe is probably looking empty and screaming for an update.
Well, we got you! Here are four Latina designers shaking up the world of shoe fashion, offering exciting and daring designs and supporting the Latino community.
Twitch streamer Maria ‘Chica’ Lopez becomes the first Latina LGBTQ+ creator to join the Fornite icon series, Epic Games announced. Chica thus joins the likes of Kathleen “Loserfruit” Belsten and Tyler “Ninja” Blevins in the game series.
The disparities around healthcare, cancer screenings, treatments, and education are undeniable, and Latinos and other minority populations are paying the price.
Just ask Yla Flores, a Latina cancer survivor diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer after an at-home screening, followed by a colonoscopy that confirmed her diagnosis.
Read Yla Flores’s story and why disease prevention and cancer screening are important for our community here.
Delsy Sandoval describes herself as a creative thinker. This Guatemalan-American licensed therapist has dedicated her recent years to creating community and connecting with others in meaningful ways. This is her story.
Georgina Villarreal MSN, RN – aka Nurse Georgie – is a nurse and CEO of She Can Be Both, a media company and online community on a mission to empower women and Latinas with stories about women thriving in multiple roles and careers. After all, why can’t women do it all? Why shouldn’t they be able to excel in various roles simultaneously without guilt or judgment?