I could have sworn I just saw Monday come and go! What kind of witchcraft is this? This week went by too fast, and we still have stories to tell!
But hey, no one’s going to complain about a Friday that came too fast, right?
This week we really had a little bit of everything on the BELatina editorial calendar. From the top Instagram accounts to educate us on Afrolatine culture to the latest on Latinas in politics, these are the top stories of the week.
The first step in the Latine community is acknowledging the inherited biases against darker skin. Beyond that, it is essential to understand the evident colorism, discrimination, racial inequalities, and extreme prejudice in Latin America. These eight Instagram accounts run by Afro-Latinas are a powerful educational tool.
We spoke to Brittany Chavez, founder of Shop Latinx, the first-ever marketplace to provide an intentional shopping experience centered around Latinx and BIPOC creatives and makers. Shop Latinx has been a cheerleader for entrepreneurs who often aren’t afforded the same opportunities. So, for the community, their existence has been life-changing for many.
Daisy Gonzales’ path to success was far from smooth sailing. In fact, it was fairly rocky, but she’s hoping that her story will strike a chord with the students in the largest system of higher education, many of whom are also part of a minority population.
Progressive candidate Jessica Cisneros will go to a runoff against Democratic Congressman Henry Cuellar after neither passed the 50% mark in the hotly contested primary race.
As a mystical explorer of the female psyche, Varo’s paintings dig deep into the domestic realm to reveal its inner magic and eeriness. What’s surprising is that Varo —who died of a heart attack in Mexico in 1963 at the age of 55 — was not widely known outside of Latin American art communities.
Meet Samantha Vo, the Upcycle Designer Who Fuses Mexican Visual Culture With Environmental Awareness
Samantha Vo is a designer, recycler, and community leader. Her plastic work draws on her Mexican heritage and commitment to the environment to create a line of military bags from repurposed material.