Reclaiming the Latina tag

A blog dedicated to reclaiming the Latina tag. Because we don't belong to your hypersexualization and fetishization.

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Click here to reclaim the Latina tag with this challenge.

Since we get a lot of the same questions, we ask you to please check out our ask tag before contacting us.
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
why is this blog lacking anything regarding brazilian people? brazilians are latinxs too... i've scrolled through so many pages and its shocking how brazil is always totally forgotten in latinx culture :/
reclaimingthelatinatag reclaimingthelatinatag Said:

Hello, anon. RTLT definitely recognizes Brazil a part of Latinx America. We’d like to thank you for pointing out the lack of our Brazilian game and promise we’ll make a greater effort to step up.

In the mean time, check out our Brazil tag. It’s a pretty solid collection so far, which we’ll be adding to for sure.

Followers, we’d also like to remind you all that we like hearing from you. What do you think we need to feature more? Is there a specific Latina profile you’d like to suggest? This is your space and we’re here to represent you, so suggest away :)

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Artwork by artist and writer, Cristy C. Road.

Courtesy of Road’s official website, art as it appears above clockwise order:

  1. Raza Encendida. Ink, Marker, Fluid Acrylic, 6x11. 2009
  2. Another weekend . Ink, Marker, Fluid Acrylic, 9x12. 2009
  3. SIN VERGUENZA. Ink, Marker. 2014

Road, a queer Latina of Cuban descent, creates art based on social justice, queer counterculture, and punk rock. Aside from drawing and painting, Road is a performer with the all-queer spoken word road-show, SISTER SPIT: The Next Generation. 

above picture of Road courtesy of Third Woman Press.

To learn more about Road and her work visit her official website.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello! I am currently in a tough situation. I have a project in Spanish class that requires me to dress up as a famous Hispanic person for part of my grade. How do I go about this without appropriating your culture and still able to get a good grade in my class? I was originally planning on dressing as Frida Kahlo, but I knew it would be distasteful to her memory, legacy, and personal beliefs. I am white and I want to know what you think because it's your opinion I care about most.
reclaimingthelatinatag reclaimingthelatinatag Said:

Firstly, thank you anon for being continuous of your potentially offensive choices.  You’re right that dressing up as Frida Kahlo would be disrespectful.

 I think it’s important to also become aware of the fact that a “Hispanic” person is someone who descents from a Castilian speaking country. The way the message above is worded makes it seems like Hispanic people are one huge homogeneous group, when in reality people of Hispanic descent can come from, either by birth or family decent, countries like Spain and various Latin American nations. The fact that different countries, nationalities, races, and cultures are involved means that there really is no such thing as “Hispanic culture”. Hispanic is more a language related term, which becomes problematic when used to lump people into a single category. I suggest checking out this post I wrote a while back on the subject.

With that said, have you thought about dressing up as a fictional character? I think dressing up as Don Quijote would be hilarious, creative, a A+ worthy.

Hope this helped and good luck,

RTLT (Xochilt)

asexualthings:

Asexuality is an orientation in which a person does not experience sexual attraction to any sex and/or gender. They do not feel an intrinsic desire to make sex a part of their relationships with other people. However they may still be able to experience other types of attraction, and desire relationships with other people.

Check out the following websites to learn more about asexuality, join in on the community, and/or help increase asexual visibility and education.

Asexual Visibility and Education Network

International Asexuality Conference
(Worldpride Toronto 2014 Affiliate Event) (June 28, 2014)

Asexual Things (asexual vis/ed tumblr blog)

Asexual Latin@s for the win! :D

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aliás, decidi que não vou mais perder tempo falando em inglês, vocês americanos que se virem para aprender outra língua.
reclaimingthelatinatag reclaimingthelatinatag Said:

No se come escribir muy bien en portugues, pero se leer y lo unico que puedo decir es: SI!!!!

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girls from southern mexico (various states)

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lati-negros:

Every Friday is #FergusonFridays, 1pm EST. Let’s continue the conversation.

Latinxs for livable wages now!

Artwork by artist and writer, Cristy C. Road.

Courtesy of Road’s official website, art as it appears above clockwise order:

  1. Raza Encendida. Ink, Marker, Fluid Acrylic, 6x11. 2009
  2. Another weekend . Ink, Marker, Fluid Acrylic, 9x12. 2009
  3. SIN VERGUENZA. Ink, Marker. 2014

Road, a queer Latina of Cuban descent, creates art based on social justice, queer counterculture, and punk rock. Aside from drawing and painting, Road is a performer with the all-queer spoken word road-show, SISTER SPIT: The Next Generation. 

above picture of Road courtesy of Third Woman Press.

To learn more about Road and her work visit her official website.