Reclaiming the Latina tag

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Get to know the Latinas

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Get to know the Latinas 

  1. Xochitl - (political-linguaphile): Creator and your humble main admin here at RTLT. Mexican-American and University of Arizona student currently studying Spanish Literature and philosophy. Daughter of immigrant parents and passionate about immigration, intersectionality, Latino affairs, and Spanish literature.
  2. Gabriela- (latinagabi) : Born in Ecuador, living in Berlin. Currently studying hospitality and business, passionate about positive marketing (helping marginalized groups regain their voice through media) Lover of books and all things Latin.
  3. Dash (EmpoweredAfroLatin@) Born to immigrant Panamanian parents, journalist living in New York and often traveling throughout Latin America filming for her documentary series Negro: A Docu-series about Latino Identity. Negro is a series about identity, racism, the African Diaspora and the color complex among Latin@s. Blogs about the African Diaspora in the Americas at Diaspora Dash and runs Venus Genus, a site that empowers women and examines gender bias and female tropes. Passionate about women’s rights, decolonization, deconstructing and analyzing social “norms,” media bias, AfroLatinidad, social justice and empowerment. Dash loves documenting marginalized (resilient) communities and shedding light on issues not spoken about in the mainstream media. 
  4. L. (frijoliz) An unapologetic inmigrante de centro Mexico raised on the south-side of Chicago. Mis contribuciones to this blog speak on my personal struggles and will hopefully include: upholding la cultura del barrio; challenging the educational barriers faced by latinas primarily those limitations faced by undocumented women; and critiquing as well as dismantling machista attitudes that exist in nuestra comunidad. I enjoy street style elotes with extra chile and wearing my chanclas con ehsocks.
  5. Stephanie Alvarado-(latinafeminista) Queer Latina born and raised in the Bronx, NY to Ecuadorian immigrant parents. Currently pursuing a PhD in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University after years of being a community organizer and activist in the reproductive justice movement, immigrant rights movement, and youth organizing. 
  6. Claudia (NuestraHermana) Proud Salvadoran woman from Santa Ana, El Salvador. Currently living & loving in beautiful Califas. Passionate about immigration, migrant rights, all things latin@ y indigen@. Enjoys vibrant discussions, comunidad and soap making. 
  7. Jesse McIntosh (Starklyinaccurate): (Gender)queer Latin@, born to a Scot-Taino mother and a Black-Spanish father and raised in La Habana, Cuba. Currently attending university in the Southern U.S.A. and working on Rude Girl Magazine.  I’m passionate about analyzing and deconstructing media as well as DIY crafts, literature, human rights, community activism, and decolonization. 
  8. Autumn Morales (PerpetualRadicalism): Non-het Puertorriqueñ@ organizing and struggling in Alta Califas Norte. Pursuing a dual Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology & Communications with an emphasis in intercultural communication. Passionate about: Afro-Latin@ visibility, Indigenous rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, labor, and (im)migration. Co-founder and lead organizer of WoC feminist company Shero Co., President of MEChA at mi local college/uni, organizer for SQE [Students for Quality Education] Sacramento State University, and volunteer for Unite Here in Oakland, SF and Sacramento. I also run a personal political blog: ComradeM.    Three most important things to me: Cultura, Comunidad, Comida…the three C’s! 
  9. Luvia (soychorizo): A Chicana living in Texas. Currently studying Social Science and Spanish. I’m passionate about Latin@ Literature, immigration, Chican@ history, and queer rights. I love engaging with fellow Latin@s.
  10. L: Queer mixed afrobrasileira born in Brasil and raised undocumented in Nuevo México. Currently living and studying in southern NM, focusing on African diaspora, Latin@ (im)migration, poesia/arte/literatura, displacement, and herstories/testimonios. 
  11. tsotchke- Mixed Honduran and Salvadoran, born in the States. I have a bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts and am currently pursuing one in Nursing. I love keeping myself up-to-date on Latin American politics and engaging with my fellow Latin@s. (not pictured)
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    Much love to these lovely ladies! Bad ass Latin@s indeed!
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