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These Latino Celebrities Fully Embody The Cancer Zodiac, And Here’s How

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The first thing that comes to mind when you find out your new boo is a Cancer is, “oh sh*t they going to be tenacious.” Cancer’s are a water sign, which makes them intuitive and personable. They’re often artists or have some home-based hobbies–basically they’re either one of these famous Latinos or their tamales are an art form.

Cancers, meet your fellow creative-types.

1. Selena Gomez

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I mean, basically since she was a little Disney baby, Selena has oozed talent and stardom. Maybe it’s because of how the stars aligned or that her parents named her after the Selena Quintanilla. Who can say?

2. Gisele Bündchen

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Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen has been credited with ending the era of “heroin chic” modeling and brought her Brazilian curves back to the modeling industry. The Cancer in her also brought the signature “horse walk”, when the model picks her knees up high and kicks her feet out in front. Uhh.. thanks!

3. Lionel Messi

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Nobody doesn’t know Messi. He’s captain of the Argentina national team. He was born with a growth hormone deficiency and moved to Spain to join Barcelona when he was 13 after they agreed to pay for his medical treatment.

4. Camila Mendes

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Camila Mendes didn’t come to “Riverdale” stardom out of thin air. Her dedication to the arts brought her to NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she honed her skills, like a true Cancer.

5. Carlos Santana

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Santana created a whole new genre when his band Santana brought the timbales and congas into Latin Rock. Talk about creative genius, right?

6. Sonia Sotomayor

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Sonia Sotomayor was the first Supreme Court justice of Hispanic descent to grace the highest court and the first Latina. She was appointed in 2009 by Barack Obama.

Decades ago, she said, “Although I am an American, love my country and could achieve its opportunity of succeeding at anything I worked for, I also have a Latina soul and heart, with the magic that carries.”

7. Lauren Jauregui

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Born in Miami to Cuban parents, Jauregui is a talented artist, most known for her role in Fifth Harmony. What you might not know about her is that she also has a big heart for social justice issues, which prompted her to publish an open letter to the Republican Party after the Trump win. She’s also vegan.

8. Cheech Marin

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Cheech was born in Los Angeles to Mexican American parents. Apparently, he got his name when he was a couple days old and his uncle said, “Ay, parece un chicharrón.”

9. Frida Kahlo

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Talk about a water sign–Frida is the wateriest of this bunch. She introduced new perspectives in her art, was gender fluid (she actually wore suits in many of her family photos), and was openly bisexual.

10. John Leguizamo

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Born in Bogotá, Colombia, Leguizamo’s family eventually moved to Jackson Heights, New York, where he got his in in the stand up comedy world. Leguizamo has been committed to making it and has been in over 75 films.

11. Pablo Neruda

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Cancers are known for not being able to cope too well with heartbreak and moving on. Did you get any of that from Neruda’s poetry? 😅

12. Romeo Santos

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Born at the very end of the cusp of Cancers and Leos, Romeo Santos is best known for bachata band, Aventura, originally called “Los Tinellers,” making fun of Dominican’s pronunciation of The Teenagers. Guess you can be a singer and a comedian, too.

13. Michelle Rodriguez

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Fun fact: Did you know MRod was expelled from five high schools? She eventually got her GED, and attended business school for a short bit before being a Cancer got the best of her. Ruled by the moon and intuition, she dropped out to pursue a career in acting. Get it girl.

14. Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias

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Comedian Gabriel Iglesias is the one who brought us the, “I’m not Fat, I’m Fluffy” line. In his pursuit of his career, he’s been evicted from his home and even lost his car.

He’s also so devoted to his family, that he was disqualified from “Last Comic Standing,” after becoming one of the last eight comics….because he smuggled in a Blackberry to talk to his family and friends.

15. Emma Coronel Aispuro

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Mexican beauty queen and wife of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán is best known for, well, just that. Born into a marijuana and opium poppy ranch, Aispuro has always lived in the gray, a common trait of water signs.

16. President Enrique Peña Nieto

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Cancers are represented by the Brave Crab, who will put themselves in danger to fight for someone else’s cause. Y por eso, we have the President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.

17. Diego Alves

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Born in Rio de Janeiro on June 24, 1985, Alves eventually made his way to Brazil’s national team as a goalkeeper, and helped earn a bronze in the 2008 Olympics.

18. Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa

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Born on July 13, 1985, Memo is probably the hottest Cancer around right now, given that, as Mexico’s national goalkeeper, he just made nine saves against defending champion Germany at the 2018 World Cup.

Fun fact: Memo chose shirt number 13 because his birthday is July 13. #CancerPride

Camila Mendes Shared That She Was Sexually Assaulted And Spoke About The Tattoo That Has Helped Her Heal

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Camila Mendes Shared That She Was Sexually Assaulted And Spoke About The Tattoo That Has Helped Her Heal

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Camila Mendes recently revealed she is a sexual assault survivor. The 25-year-old “Riverdale” star opened up about her assault while attending college in the October issue of Women’s Health. Mendes, who covers the issue, has been an outspoken advocate of women’s issues. The Latin American actress has previously talked about her experience with disordered eating and body image issues. 

Unfortunately, Mendes isn’t the only “Riverdale” cast member who has dealt with abusive behavior. In 2017, Mendes’ co-star Lili Reinhart revealed that when she was a teenager when a man in a position of power attempted to force himself on her. At the time, Reinhart chose to remain silent in fear of retribution, losing her livelihood and ruining her reputation in Hollywood. 

While the #MeToo movement has unearthed dozens of accusations of abuses of power in Hollywood, for most women these abuses of power are commonplace at work, home, and school. 

According to RAINN, in the United States, about 23.1% of undergraduate females experience rape or sexual assault, while 5.4% of undergraduate males experience rape or sexual assault. Moreover, 11.2% of all college students experience rape or sexual assault. Consider that in 2017, there were roughly 19 million people enrolled in colleges in the United States— these numbers are alarming and illuminate the prevalence of sexual assault on campus. 

Camila Mendes covers Women’s Health

“This cover means so much to me. it took me a while to view self-confidence as a product of physical & mental health, instead of appearance and thinness. I’m grateful for the opportunity to spread that message; I could have used it way earlier in my life,” Mendes wrote on Instagram.  

Camila Mendes tells her story. 

While attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Mendes was slipped the common date rape drug colloquially known as a “roofie.” 

“I got the tattoo after my freshman year,” she says, of a tattoo above her rib that reads: to build a home. “I had a very, very bad experience; I was roofied by someone who sexually assaulted me.”

Mendes vowed from then on to only allow things that made her feel safe and comfortable into her life. She didn’t reveal much more about the experience, but she doesn’t have to. That’s the entire principle behind the #MeToo movement founded by Tarana Burke. All you have to do is say “me too” to a survivor, and it is the revelation, not the personal details, that provides comfort. 

“On one side, it’s a bold, declarative statement that, ‘I’m not ashamed,’ and ‘I’m not alone,'” Burke said. “On the other side, it’s a statement from survivor to survivor that says, ‘I see you, I hear you, I understand you and I’m here for you or I get it.'”

Sexual assault can be isolating and lonely, yet we are surrounded by survivors every day. 

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In 2018, the Brazilian American actress opened up about her struggles with disordered eating and bulimia. 

“They feel like watching somebody else who has gone through it gives them hope that they can recover on their own and come to terms with their own problems,” Mendes said of the warm reception she received in sharing her struggles. 

“It’s something that’s still a curse to me. It’s not like that ever goes away. Whenever I do feel insecure, I go back to health. What can I do that’s healthy? Health is what’s important, not appearance. That mentality is what takes me out of the insecure, anxious thoughts.”

Latinxs and sexual assault:

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According to the 2004 National Crime Victimization Survey, 1 in 6 Latinx females ages 13 and older are victims of sexual assault. 

The Office For Victims of Crime revealed that Latinx girls are more likely to stop attending school activities to avoid sexual harassment than other girls, that Latinx married women were less likely to identify forced sexual acts by their spouses as assault, and that 77 percent of Latinx women, surveyed by a 2009 Southern Poverty Law Center study, claimed sexual harassment was an issue at their workplace. 

And finally that, “For the increasing numbers of women who make the journey across the Mexico-U.S. border, rape has become so prevalent that many women take birth control pills or get shots before setting out to ensure that they won’t get pregnant.” 

When sexual assault survivors become more visible, no one can deny the collective trauma. Sexual violence affects men and women all over their world, it is only when survivors speak their truth that actionable change can happen. Yet, survivors are so often revictimized when they share their stories. Kudos to Mendes for sharing hers. 

From Taurus To Cancer, These Are The Most Compatible Signs With Virgo

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From Taurus To Cancer, These Are The Most Compatible Signs With Virgo

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Who are we kidding: one of the major reasons all of us check our horoscope is to find out what the future has in store for us when it comes to love and lust. After all, you know that if you’re really meant to be together, then it’ll be written in the stars. 

So Virgo, in honor of your birthday, we’ve put together a quick guide to point you in the direction of your soulmate.

Virgo with an Aries (March 21 – April 19) creates an explosively fiery passion.

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Part of what attracts you to Aries is the fact that they do everything with so much passion. You can’t help but be attracted to the fire in their soul. But Virgo, you can only function on their level for so long until you burn out. For you, a relationship with Aries takes work.

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Taurus (April 20 – May 20) is a matchmaker’s pick!

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Taurus are known for being super grounded and down to earth, and that’s exactly the kind of person you need in your life, Virgo. Your drive for perfectionism means that your Taurus can put things into perspective for you – they’re the yin to your yang, so to speak.

Compatibility: High

Virgo with a Gemini (May 21 – June 20) sees opposites attract.

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If one of your brutally honest friends had to describe you, Virgo, they’d say you’re a bit of a square. And, they wouldn’t exactly be wrong. That’s why Gemini can get on your nerves a bit … they’ve always got their heads up in the clouds when you’re trying to be realistic!

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Cancer (June 21 – July 22) means both love and lust.

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While on the surface it would seem like Cancer is a bit too emotional for you, Virgo, it turns out that they’re exactly the sort of person you need in your life – and they need you, too. Your pragmatism in the face of their emotional swings is what keeps them sane. And they remind you to stay in touch with your softer side. So you know what this means? You guys have fabulous, fulfilling sex. Noice.

Compatibility: High

Virgo with a Leo (July 23 – August 22) is one hell of a rollercoaster!

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Leo can definitely test your patience, Virgo. You’re a quiet achiever, whereas Leo likes to get all of the attention, wherever they can get it. Leo’s got a massive ego that needs stroking … and you’re more critical. As you can imagine, it’s pretty much the perfect environment for lots of silly bickering. Then again, every couple has those moments, right?

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Virgo (August 23 – September 22) asks the question: can you ever have too much of a good thing?

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You’d think that being with someone who functions on the same vibe as you would be a match made in heaven. But, that’s only true to a certain extent. Given that the two of you are perfectionists and workaholics, you’d make a great power couple … that has almost zero romantic and sexual chemistry. If you want it to work, you’ve gotta work at it, Virgo.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Libra (September 23 – October 22) meshes realism with idealism.

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When people think Libra, they think social butterfly. When people think Virgo, they think shy. Virgo, you’re a realist, whereas Libras are an idealist. They say that opposites attract, but in your case, you’d probably find that the differences between you and Libra would eventually drag you away from each other. The both of you would really have to put in an effort to find your way back.

Compatibility: Low

Virgo with a Scorpio (October 23 – November 21) sees things heat up in the bedroom.

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While Scorpio and Virgo can build a really secure and safe relationship, you kids can come unstuck when it comes to your attitudes towards the bedroom. Scorpio tends to be all about the real carnal side of the beast with two backs, whereas Virgo is more about connecting emotionally through sex.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21) mixes fun and stability.

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It’s nice when you meet someone who’s as adaptable as you are. But in the case of Sagittarius, Virgo, you might find that they’re a little too spontaneous for your liking. That being said, they might get you to loosen up a little, which is never a bad thing in your case!

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Capricorn (December 22 – January 20) is a match made in heaven!

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Capricorn’s brand of perfectionism fits pretty well with your brand of perfectionism, Virgo. The difference is that you strive for better because you want to do good, whereas Capricorn wants to be good – at everything they do. And that makes you good together!

Compatibility: High

Virgo with an Aquarius (January 21 – February 18) is a hella smart match.

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Because both you and Aquarius are intellectual sorts, you’d find that you’d have what Alanis Morissette called, “intellectual intercourse.” But since the pair of you have such different approaches to life, you’d probably find it a lot easier to work on a friendship together, rather than a real steamy, romantic relationship.

Compatibility: Medium

Virgo with a Pisces (February 19 – March 20) means sweetness in spades.

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There’s no denying it, there’s definitely an attraction between you two. You’re both devoted, thoughtful and detail-oriented souls – but where Pisces is a dreamer, you’re much more realistic. If you’re both able to navigate your differences, then there’s no stopping you! Chances are, though, you’d find that your relationship will always be an ongoing project.

Compatibility: Medium

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