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Here Are Some Piece Of Feminist Clothing You Can Wear To This Year’s Christmas Gathering

Alright, fam, who is sick of dropping dough on a brand new outfit to wear to la sala on Noche Buena just to stuff yourself silly and fall asleep? Yeah, we are, too. Whether you grew up with Noche Buena ending in La Misa del Gallo (the only reason your fam cares how you look), or ending in a food coma, this is a new year.

Here’s the opportunity: whether you’re with your family or in your home church, we’re not wearing a prim and proper dress this year. We’re donating our money to Planned Parenthood, putting on a political tee, blazer and walk into that sala ready to smash the patriarchy.

THROWS SHADE IN SPANISH Tee | $24.99

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Make sure that everyone in the family knows that you are ready to read them to filth. You won’t actually say anything becasue you are supposed to behave in front of everyone but this shirt will send a clear message.

Don’t Be Tee | $29

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Maybe just a clear, succinct disclaimer to show the world how you expect navidad to go down this year. It’s what Jesus would wear.

Cry Baby Club Crop | $28

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This tienda offers free custom prints to suit any gender pronoun need, so mijo, mija, mijx, wear this crop proud for yourself. You are a proud liberal and this will make fun of them saying you are so sensitive.

Gordita Hoops | $50

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If you’re going to splurge on a dress for one night and one night only, might as well redirect your funds to something you’ll be proud to wear year long. Take back your tia’s punch line and wear that bopo in gold plated big ole hoops.

CHINGA LA DIETA Cap |$29.99

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She comes in black, navy and pink, and she’ll support you all through the holidays. If you wear it close enough to your brain, it can become your mantra via osmosis. Tell the tías that and watch them gasp.

Impeach Trump — Unisex T-Shirt | $29.95

CREDIT: “Impeach Trump — Unisex T-Shirt” Digital Image. Feminist Apparel. 13 November 2018.

This is a ballsy one, especially if your MAGA, gun crazy primo is going to be in attendance, but you know what, eres poderosa. Let’s this be your response to everything they say.

Abolish ICE Mini Skirt | $27.80

CREDIT: “Clear.” Digital Image. Redbubble. 13 November 2018.

Wondering how you’re going to dress up those tees?

We came here to make a political statement to all the primitos who didn’t vote this midterm and all the Trumpers. We have to start conversations with our families and stop posting the same stuff in our blue social media bubble.

Grrrl Power Detachable Embroidered Peter Pan Fake Collar | $32

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You can wear this under any of the casual wear you see here and you’re instantly formal. Make sure all of the men in the family see that you are a strong, independent woman before the “¿y tu novio?” questions start.

Mejor Sola Enamel Pin| $10

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Save your voice and point to this pin every time an abuelita, or new novia de su tio loco asks you about your boyfriend. Why don’t people get this already?

Gender is a Social Construct — Women’s Tanktop | $29.95

CREDIT: “Gender is a Social Construct — Women’s Tanktop” Digital Image. Feminist Apparel. 13 November 2018.

If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re mad about having to put on an absurd dress to sit in the living room. This pairs well with a blazer, mijas.

Yes I’m Still Bisexual LGBTQ Bi Pride Flag Tank Top | $25

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This one is for that tía chismosa who is talking behind your back. This will let everyonein the room know exactly what time it is.

CALLADITAS NO MORE Tee | $24.99

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It is true to say thaat 2018 has changed all of us. We have grown, gone through some serious stuff, and watched as our government tried to limit women’s access to health care. The days of being silent are done.

Sinnin’ Longsleeve Top | $30

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Let’s stop pretending you’re not chismosando all over this place telling folks you’ve been lighting candles for my gay ways. Wear a bowtie with it for your formal sala wear.

Juicy Chisme Tee | $29

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Claim your seat at the throne and expect long-reigning Reinas to be shooketh at your bold fashion choice. Tuck these into high waisted wide leg pants, wear those chains and get that bold lip color, honey, because that mouth is drippin’ with freshly pressed gossip.

Naughty Prima Tee | $25

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Everyone knows that you were a maldita cuando era niña, and even though you’ve grown out of it, nobody will let you live it down. You have two options: claim the title as your own or go for the “Nice prima” option to rebrand yourself. Own it.

Don’t Tell Me To Smile (Werewolf) — Sweatshirt | $44.95

CREDIT: “Don’t Tell Me To Smile (Werewolf) — Sweatshirt.” Digital Image. Feminist Apparel. 13 November 2018.

Since I last saw you, #MeToo happened. I took off my people-pleasing mask and burned it. This is what you get now.

Feminist A-Line Dress | $45.48

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If you’re absolutely going to be forced to wear un vestido, this is the one. Your mami can’t be mad at you.

Coat Hanger Earrings | $7.99

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So you wore a political tee to dinner last year and it caused an uproar that ended with you swearing not to do it again. Good thing there are now subtle choices to get your point across.

Boob Earrings | $30

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Living deep under the authoritarian oppression that is very Catholic parents? Let these “clay tit” earrings be a tiny symbol of authenticity. Wear them to misa proud, because you’re a bopo mofo.

Feminist Embroidered Brooch | $20

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Sometimes, all we can do is suck it up, wear the dress and stick a pin in your revolutionary outfit debut for another year when you’ve had more autonomy from la familia. Paciencia, mija, your time will come.

BORICUAS | $24.99

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Make it easier and cheaper on the familia and just get everyone these shirts. Yes, we Boricuas dress to the nines to stuff ourselves to death, be resurrected for flan, and carried out via Café Bustelo. Let’s make it a little easier this year.


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From Churros To Buñuelos And Atole— 12 Latino Comfort Desserts To Get You Through This Weird Quarantine Season

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From Churros To Buñuelos And Atole— 12 Latino Comfort Desserts To Get You Through This Weird Quarantine Season

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Updated on May 13, 2020, originally published on November 20, 2019.

Sure, it’s summertime but there’s nothing wrong with tapping into the holiday season for some good o’l comfort food. Especially these days. Latinos don’t settle for just one dessert option, we have plenty to choose from and you best believe a few tías will bring different ones. From pastel de tres leches to churros and all the drinks that go with them, there are some wonderful treats in store. Yes, more often than not, a good cafecito will pair up perfectly with your postre, but how about a Mexican ponche? Or a Guatemalan Atol? We rounded up our fave cold-weather desserts for the summer that every Latino should whip up for quarantine!

1. Alfajores

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These soft, delicate and buttery cookies are held together by the addicting caramel sauce, an elixir of the gods; dulce de leche. This option goes perfectly with a good old cafecito and chisme. That sobremesa is sure to get lit with all that sugar pumping up the tías and abuelitas. 

2. Arroz con leche

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A foolproof winter classic. Arroz con leche is the ultimate Latino comfort dessert any time of year tbh. Try it calientito with a good amount of cinnamon and raisins. Provecho!

3. Buñuelos —Colombianos and Mexicanos

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The Colombian iteration isn’t quite a sweet treat as it’s filled with cheese, but the addition of brown sugar, butter and tapioca make it a dessert in our book. As for the Mexican version, they’re usually made during the winter holidays. Mexican Buñuelos are made of fried dough, covered in cinnamon sugar and if you’re not about fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar, idk what to tell you, there’s something wrong going on.  

4. Chocoflan

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Also known in Mexico as ‘Impossible Cake’, this delicious mass of goodness combines two great things into one god-sent hybrid. If you love flan, but would also like to have a slice of chocolate cake, Latina moms everywhere say; “¿Por qué no los dos?” The rich dense chocolate, topped with creamy vanilla flan, drizzled with a thick layer of cajeta is, quite literally, what dessert dreams are made of. 

5. Churros

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There’s something so satisfying when biting into a warm, doughy, crunchy and sugary churro. You can find these delicious treats all over Latin America, and they’re particularly yummy when paired with a cup of hot chocolate! Extra points if you stuff them with cajeta or chocolate. 

6. Flan

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Almost every Latin American household will have its own version of flan. From Puerto Rico to Costa Rica and everywhere in between, Latinos love flan. The creamy vanilla-flavored concoction is basically irresistible. 

7. Natilla Colombiana

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This Colombian custard dessert is very traditional during Christmas, but we like to think that it’s also good at any time of the year. Natilla is a rich, custard-like dessert traditionally served alongside the deep-fried cheese buñuelos we told you about earlier. You’ll definitely have to forget about la dieta if you want to have this option. 

8. Suspiro de Limeña

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Its name literally translates to “Sigh of the lady from Lima.” This Peruvian dessert is definitely sigh-inducing. The creamy, caramel-like custard, topped with a Port flavored meringue is an extra sweet treat for this cold season. The dessert originated in the city of Lima, and it is said that it gained its name after a poet said it tasted soft and sweet, like the sigh of a woman.

9. Pastel de Tres leches 

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This quintessentially Latino cake is made with three types of milk: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and whole milk. This is definitely not for the lactose intolerant. The cake soaks up all these liquids, making it a super decadent treat. If you’ve never had this traditional Latino dessert, prepared to be delighted, and have the coffee pot a-ready. 

10. Ponche Navideño

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Traditional Mexican fruit punch is a hot, delicious concoction. Made with more than ten fruits including apple, tamarind, jamaica, tejocotes, raisins. This punch is spiced with cinnamon, clove, and piloncillo. It’s basically Christmas in a cup.

11. Camotes en dulce 

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Mexican candied sweet potatoes are a must. Día de los Muertos, on Nov. 1, marks the beginning of Camote season. ‘Camotes Enmielados’ is made of sweet potatoes, simmered in a cinnamon and piloncillo syrup. This dish makes for the perfect fall treat. 

12. Guatemalan Atol

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Made of ground corn, the flavors of this drink range from cinnamon to black beans to chocolate to cajeta. Guatemalan Atol, or Atole in Mexico, is a drink made differently in many countries of Latin America, but there’s one thing that remains the same everywhere, and that is that it’s a fall-winter staple you can’t miss out on.

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Best Gifts To Send Your Mom This Year While She’s Stuck At Home

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Best Gifts To Send Your Mom This Year While She’s Stuck At Home

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Dyson’s Mother’s Day Supersonic Hair Dryer

At $399.99, the mother’s day set includes Dyson-designed 1.4″ Round brush and Dyson-designed Detangling comb. It’s a total splurge but worth the cost considering you get to snag two gifts with the blowdryer. Check it out here.

Foreo Luna Play Plus

This travel-size, facial cleansing device removes impurities for a clearer, smoother-looking complexion.

Price $49.00 and buy it here.

Bath & Bodyworks Linen and Lavender calendar

Bath & Bodyworks

For just $24.50, this calendar will be the ultimate stand-in for that spa treatment you wanted to give your mom this year but can’t because of quarantine. Laced with the smell of crisp linen, lavender sea salt, and fresh air breeze with essential oils you can get it here.

Everlane’s Japanese GoWeave Long Slip Dress

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Perfect for lounging at home while stuck at home. This long slip dress is closet essential and this one comes in Everlane’s very own wrinkle-resistant, drapey Japanese GoWeave. With a little slit up the side, it makes for the perfect slip-on to make you feel comfy and chic at home. For $88 you can but it here.

mitú’s Chisme With Mom Hits Different Tee

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Your very first chisme was a special moment in your life. And who was there? Your madre. She’s been your day one chisme sensei since that very first beautiful moment she told you the vecina lied about her “Michael Coors” purse. Honor your mom with this tee by buying it here.

Reina de Los Tamales Embroidered Apron

Praise your Queen of Tamales for Mother’s Day with the sweetest apron of all time. Buy it here.

Brandes Fashion Luxury Travel Tote Pet Carrier

Perfect for mom’s beloved cat or small dog, this sweet bag will have your mom traveling in style while ensuring the utmost comfort for her little fur baby. But it here.

Garden Greeting Pot

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For the mom with a green thumb, these sweet set of plants are perfect. Handmade and charmingly crafted these colorful planters make the perfect little gift. Buy it here for $24.99.

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