Another week goes by, and we still can’t believe how fast this year is going by.
These last few days have been fantastic if we’re being honest. Between the celebration of International Women’s Day (which is every day here at BELatina) and Bad Bunny’s birthday, this has been a remarkable week.
From thought-provoking essays to the best feminism books of the moment, these are the best stories of the week.
Every Latine deserves to work in a passionate space in their chosen industry. They deserve to thrive and excel in their dream job and make a living out of what makes them happy. On the surface, each of us — from musicians to writers, engineers to astronauts, and beyond the ever-evolving career spectrum — seem to be completely different. However, we all experience similar situations at our core that ultimately connect us back to our communities. At the end of the day, we are all striving to do our best and putting every inch of our passion into our chosen labor of love.
International Women’s Day is the excuse none of us needed to shout from our rooftops that women make this world go ’round. It’s time to show respect for a community of mujeres working harder than ever to fight for gender equality and bring about positive change for women in this world.
Up until the 1990s, mainstream media content was depicted on a relatively limited understanding of individuals who do not fit the dominant white American society, leaving limited spaces for other ethnicities to be featured on screen. This is precisely why, for many Millennials Latinas, the 90s were so impactful. People who looked like us were the main characters. TV shows of the 90s gave foot to some of the most iconic women of our time. These eight ladies had the looks, the charm, the talent to have the entire country wooing over them.
This March, education and information are the most important weapons when it comes to discussing and fighting gender equality. That’s why we’ve curated a list of essential books on feminism that you should read.
Stan culture — a portmanteau of “stalker” and “fan” — is strong. While it’s a blessing for celebrities to have these devoted fans to support their artistry in certain situations, there is also a bitter side to the phenomenon. Some fans take it too far — especially in American pop culture.