BELatina’s Best of the Week: Chantel Robertson, Meow Defense, And More

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Another Friday arrives in the blink of an eye, and at BELatina, we’re closing out a week full of stories we’re proud to have been able to tell.

From Gloria “Goyo” Martinez’s solo album to our editor’s special note about our decision to use the term “Latine” in our editorial line, these are the best stories of the week at BELatina.

How Latine Gen-Z and Millennials Are Changing the General Consumer Behavior

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Making up nearly one-fifth of the population, the Selig Center for Economic Growth found that Latine Gen-Z and Millennials accounted for 11.1% of buying power in the United States in 2020 compared to what used to make up only five percent in 1990.

Gloria ‘Goyo’ Martinez, Frontwoman of ChocQuibTown, Releases Her First Solo Album

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Colombian artist Gloria “Goyo” Martinez, lead singer of the Latin Grammy-winning trio ChocQuibTown, launches her solo career and an HBO special.

Why It’s Problematic To Say You’re a White-Passing Latine

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When a member of a racial minority group is perceived as a different race is considered to be ‘passing.’ In America, white-passing occurs when Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) are seen as being white instead. But why is it problematic to identify as a white-passing Latine?

Meet Chantel Robertson, the Afro-Latina Founder of Upful Blends

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Chantel Robertson has revolutionized the wellness world after a life-changing healing journey in the Honduran jungle. Today, the founder of Upful Blends helps her clients and has partnered with indigenous tribes in Africa and South America to develop ecological pedagogy.

Meow Defense, a Self-Defense Company on a Mission To Help Women Protect Themselves

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Elizabeth Gonzalez launched Meow defense, a self-defense company, with a clear mission: to inspire everyone to feel empowered and safe. It’s a cause near and dear to her heart after years of feeling like she was not in control of her own protection.

BELatina News Embraces Latine

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In the Southern Cone, the feminist movement has renounced the “masculine-feminine” binomial and has opted to put an “e” at the end of plurals. The problem is that living in a predominantly English-speaking country, that “e” fell short — at least at first. That is why we at BELatina have decided to use, as our sisters in the south of the continent have done, the “e” in order to transform our language and make it as inclusive as possible, far from any political instrumentalism.