BELatina’s Weekly Recap: ADN Maya Colectivo, World Cup, Friendsgiving, Latine-owned Businesses, and More

BELatina’s Weekly Recap: ADN Maya Colectivo, World Cup, Friendsgiving, Latine-owned Businesses, and More Belatina latine

How’s everything going on your end? For those who have the opportunity, we hope that you’re enjoying a restful long, four-day weekend. For those who don’t, we wish you plenty of rest these next two days.

This week we covered a range of topics from the Latina who designed Instagram’s midterm election stickers, and amazing regalitos sold at small Latino-owned businesses, to why Friendsgiving is better than Thanksgiving. We also talked about “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s soundtrack,” and how Mexicans always bring the party to the World Cup.

So, let’s catch you up on what you might’ve missed this week.

Meet Fabiola Lara, the Latina Who Designed Instagram’s Midterm Election Stickers

Meet Fabiola Lara, the Latina Who Designed Instagram’s Midterm Election Stickers belatina latine

Fabiola Lara designed the official Instagram Midterm election stickers. Yes, a Latina was in charge of the bilingual stickers!

Lara shines a light on other Latine artists through her podcast [Draws in Spanish], where she features striking Latine visual artists and asks them about their creative journeys and the intersection between their Latine identity and their work.

Here’s what Lara had to share with BELatina News about her journey, her career, and, of course, the advice she has for the next generation of Latinas interested in joining the freelance graphic artist field.

Find the Perfect Christmas ‘Regalitos’ at These Small Latine-owned Business

Find the Perfect Christmas ‘Regalitos’ at These Small Latine-owned Business belatina latine

The holidays are just around the corner, and the time when we start hitting the malls, stores — or even online — to find the perfect gifts for our tías, primas, el novio, and the rest of la familia is already here.

If you’re looking for a unique and thoughtful present that will surprise any Latine friend or family member and also support small Latine-owned businesses at the same time, we have curated a holiday gift guide that is likely to get you reactions like “Where did you get this?” or “Ay, mija, this is so awesome and original! ¿De dónde lo sacaste?”

The Power of Amistad: Friendsgiving Is A Better Holiday Than Thanksgiving

Power of Amistad: The Healing Benefits of Friendsgiving belatina latine

We hear you and genuinely love that for those who have a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family. But for others who have a troubled relationship with their family members, this one’s for you.

In fact, a poll in 2019 revealed that 7 out of 10 Americans preferred Friendsgiving over Thanksgiving.

Why’s that?

As Heard on Wakanda Forever, Celebrate Maya Culture Through ADN Maya Colectivo’s Music

As Heard on Wakanda Forever, Celebrate Maya Culture Through Adn Maya Colectivo’s Music Belatina latine
Credit: Disney, Instagram

After a video of a disrespectful tourist seen climbing one of the Mayan pyramids recently became viral, it is now more important than ever to celebrate – and understand – the endless contributions Mayan culture has to society. Even to this day.

By now, I’m sure most of you have had a chance to go see “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” in theaters. If you haven’t, it is an absolute must-watch and must-listen.

Different from Kendrick Lamar’s curated set heard in the first Black Panther film, director Ryan Coogler and composer Ludwig Göransson led the way in this new sequel by creating a 15-track diverse soundtrack paying homage to the Mayan culture represented in the film.

“Laayli’ kuxa’ano’one’ ‘ by ADN Maya Colectivo (Pat Boy, Yaalen K’uj, and All Mayan Winik) is one of the original songs written for the film, and it is straight-up fire.

How Mexicans Always Bring the ‘Fiesta’ to the World Cup

How Mexicans Always Bring the ‘Fiesta’ to the World Cup Belatina latine
Credit: TikTok

There’s no one better to light up the World Cup ambiance than Mexicans, and Qatar 2022 is no exception to this — almost — rule.