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50 Thoughts That Run Through Your Head When You Search “Latinas” Online

OK, let’s begin.

1. Ok, “Latinas in STEM” is a nice start to this little adventure. Good job, internet!


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2. Pfft. What as I so worried about?

3. Now let’s try searching “Latina women.” The top promoted result for that one is…  “gorgeous women.”

4. Which, true. We are gorgeous.

5. Oh, wait. It’s an ad…

6. …For Latina mail-order brides?!


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7. No thanks.

8. We like our pollo delivered, not our people.

9. Let’s check Google Images and see what’s going on there…

10. Many gorgeous ladies!

11. (I mean, like I said before: Duh. We’re all gorgeous.)

12. But why does Google think all Latinas come in one skin tone?

13. Luckily, the Google Image section is also filled with educational facts:


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14. Ok, I’m done with Google Images. Let’s try Tumblr.

15. Ok, well. I see an issue with grammar, for one.


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16. And that poor girl lost her bikini top. La pobre.

17. Oh, there’s some diversity. Thanks, I guess?

18. Ok, I think we get it, Tumblr. Now let’s check Instagram.

19. So Instagram really wants you to be aware that Latinas do, in fact, have mammary glands. Got it!


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20. Oh, and plenty of memes about Latinas being psycho girlfriends.

21. Like I-will-kill-your-ass-level psycho.

22. A lot of memes about dudes wanting to, yet being scared to, date us.

23. For the record, some of us are just single because we’re REALLY busy.

24 And some of us are single because some men (#notalldudes, I know, I know) can be pendejos.

25. And some of us – gasp!– don’t date men!

26. Do you think the internet knows that? Because I don’t think so.

27. Wait, did I mention the internet thinks we’re crazy violent?

28. Like the sheer amount of “crazy Latina girlfriend” memes is kinda ridic.

29. Oh, and even though we hail from upwards of 20 completely different countries, we can be narrowed down usually to 2 segments:


Which one of these is your girlfriend? Tag your latina here. ? ??

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Google Launches Faces Of Frida So You Can Pass The Time Learning About The Artist’s Life

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Google Launches Faces Of Frida So You Can Pass The Time Learning About The Artist’s Life

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Few artists have reached the level of fame as Frida Kahlo. The Mexican painter is more than an artist. Kahlo is a point of cultural pride that transcends nationality within the Latino community and unites Latino art lovers in their le of Latin American art. Now, Google, in the time of self-isolation, is giving everyone a chance to learn about the iconic painter.

Google wants to give everyone a chance to learn about Frida Kahlo with its online “Faces of Frida” exhibit.

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Anyone who visits the “Face of Frida” exhibit can browse through the artist’s incredible paintings. Kahlo is one of the most influential artists the world has ever known. Her fame and people’s admiration continue to this day with tributes still appearing around the world for the Mexican artist.

Viewers can decide which museum’s Frida Kahlo collection they want to explore.

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The exhibit is made possible by 32 museums from around the world collaborating to show Frida Kahlo’s impressive and iconic works of art. Museums across four continents shared Kahlo piece from their exhibits with Google to create an exhibit showing more than 800 paintings. Some of the museums include Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico, Los Angeles County Museum of Art in the United States, Nagoya City Art Museum in Japan, Fundación MAPFRE in Spain, and Buenos Aires Graffiti in Argentina.

The interactive exhibit is perfect for all Frida Kahlo and art lovers alike. While 3.4 billion people in the world are on lockdown orders, the incredible virtual exhibit of Kahlo’s work gives people a chance to see works of art they haven’t been able to visit yet.

The exhibit is easy to navigate and some of Kahlo’s works have been collected into their own themed galleries.

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Kahlo is most famous for using her own life as the inspiration for her works of art. The artist often played with the themes of pain and death due to her own near-death experiences. Her tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera influenced Kahlo’s work depending on where they were in their relationship. The couple was notorious for taking extra-marital lovers throughout their marriage.

“Faces of Frida” also offers art fans a chance to learn about Kahlo through editorial features.

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Kahlo was one of the most revolutionary women in the world. She moved through space unimpeded by society’s views on her gender and place in society. She was politically engaged and held onto a list of values that many still argue over today. Namely, there have been discussions and think pieces about the sudden commercialized usage of Kahlo’s image and what she might have to say about it. As someone who was opposed to capitalism, it seems safe to say she might not have appreciated herself being used for capitalistic gains.

You can visit “Faces of Frida” by clicking here.

READ: This LA Play Explores The Mystery Surrounding Frida Kahlo’s Death, Her Love Affairs, And Her Passion For Art

Disney Is Debuting Their First Jewish Princess And Surprise! She’s Also Latina

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Disney Is Debuting Their First Jewish Princess And Surprise! She’s Also Latina

Elena of Avalor / Netflix

Last week we talked about diversity, a word that reminds us that there is no “one way” to be Latinx. Also, that being diverse, or different, can be fun!

As we know, Latinos come in a variety of forms, from Black to white, tall to short. Some of us have Indigenous backgrounds or ones that come from Africa or Europe. We can also have different beliefs. Latinos practice a variety of religions, from Islam to Buddhism to Christianity.

This week on “Elena of Avalor” Elena learns that Latinos can also be Jewish.

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During the episode “Festival of Lights” Elena comes to the rescue and saves the shipwrecked princess Rebecca, her brother Prince Ari, and their grandmother Bubbie. She also learns that her new friends are Jewish and from the Latino Jewish kingdom of Galonia and are on their way home to celebrate the holiday of Hanukkah.

After rescuing the royal family, Elena invites them back to her palace to celebrate Hanukkah.

There, she learns about their new traditions which include games, food, and prayers.

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Through her new friends, Elena learns how to play the game of dreidel.

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In this episode, Elenga gets to eat yummy chocolate coins called gelt and learns why Princess Ari’s family loves their lampstand, called a menorah, so much.

The best part of this episode is that Elena learns that Latinos can be different from eachother too and that’s a pretty beautiful thing.