BY Alexa Salvato
on Jul 06, 2015
Sesame Street’s Maria has been a staple on the show since 1971. Her warmth has enticed young viewers around the globe for over 40 years. Both Maria and the woman who played her, Sonia Manzano, broke many barriers, especially by being one of the first Latinas on TV.
“I had never seen people of color on television,” Manzano said in an 2014 interview with CBS. “And that was like whoa! This show is really in your face and outrageous. Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 13, 2014
The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) released a public statement earlier this week on the inclusion of a provision (the Aderholt Amendment) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act. The act, which passed by a vote of 29-18 in the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, specifically targets women in detention by attacking their right to reproductive health care. Read More
Reported by the Los Angeles Times, a new group of Latina bicyclists are now riding the streets of LA with a mission. In light of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the fact that I am a failed Latina bicyclist, I took this article to heart.
The nine-member female group, also known as the Ovarian Psyco Cycles Brigade, uses “feminine positive” slogans and bike with a political purpose. Their group’s playful name intends to create “acknowledgement/acceptance/pride in one’s historically oppressed body,” as the Times says. Read More