BELatina’s Best of the Week: Empowering Sisters, Back To School Resources, and More

BELatina Latinx Best of the Week
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Here’s a recap of the news you may have missed this week in BELatina’s daily content.

This week it’s been hard to pick only a few of our favorite stories — we’re so proud of our content!

It’s not only about the hard work of our writers and editors but also about the many inspiring women out there who work daily to make the world a better place.

From Latinas inspiring us with their experience in higher education to entrepreneurial sisters to laptops helping with the environment, these are our top stories of the week.

Educated Latinas on Instagram BELatina Latinx
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Latinas on Instagram inspire us with their experience in higher education

We’re gearing up for back-to-school with all the tools you might need to navigate the most important years of your life. In this article, you’ll get must-see Instagram profiles of Latinas who share their wisdom and experience in college, as well as tips to ensure success in higher education.

Bourne Brilliant three sisters black-owned BELatina Latinx
Photo courtesy of Sister2Sister.

These sisters want to help their community eat better with their plant-based restaurant

For more than five years, sisters Lyrica, Zaira, and Nadira, ages 13, 12, and 9, respectively, have been making baked goods, fresh fruit juices, and preserves at one of the most recently launched plant-based restaurants in Tallahassee, Florida. Read their story here.

The Honey Pot BELatina Latinx
Photo courtesy of Boss Up Magazine.

We’re completely in love with The Honey Pot, and you will be too!

The Honey Pot is the world’s first plant-based feminine care line, created with people with vaginas for people with vaginas. Its founder, Beatrice Dixon, started out looking for a solution to her bacterial vaginosis problem. Today she shares her natural recipes with millions of women. Read more about The Honey Pot here.

Tori Cooper BELatina Latinx
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Tori Cooper becomes the first trans woman on the President’s HIV Council

Tori Cooper, current director of community engagement for the Human Rights Campaign’s Transgender Justice Initiative, has been appointed to the Biden administration’s President’s Council on HIV. Cooper is the first trans woman in the position and marks a milestone in the fight to eradicate another epidemic that disproportionately affects communities of color. Read more about it here.

Photo courtesy of Adelitas Apparel Belatina, Latinx
Photo courtesy of Adelitas Apparel

The inspiring mission of Adelita’s Apparel

Our writer Jeannette Hernandez shared her inspiring conversation with Yajahira and Atziri Peña, two sisters who founded an online store that sells products and advocates for serious issues. Read more here.

Refurbished Back to School Laptops for the Environmentally Conscious BELatina Latinx
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Refurbished Laptops for the environmentally conscious

Our new contributor Alex Portée brings us a unique story: laptops designed to reduce the environmental impact of technology waste. Can you imagine? Read her full list here.