9 Badas$ Latinas You Seriously Need To Follow On Social Media

It’s a question you’ve pondered if you’ve ever found yourself fighting off randos in Times Square or Hollywood Boulevard asking, “Do you like comedy?” I mean, the answer is probably at least a little bit, right? So here are some funny, smart women you should be following on Twitter. They’ll provide you with funny stuff, and you won’t need to even worry about a two-drink minimum or talking to a single other human being trying to get you to go to their improv show:

1. Veronica Orsorio

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Veronica is not only good at writing funny things in 140 characters or fewer, she also happens to be pretty good at performing as different characters. And if you’re one of those people who leaves their houses ever, she also performs at LA’s UCB theater.

2. Stephanie Beatriz

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You know Stephanie already, right? She plays Rosa on NBC’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and she also pretty good at balancing making you laugh and handing out truly solid advice on Twitter.

3. Andrea Gompf

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Not content to simply be a Hot Cheeto bruja queen, Andrea is also busy overseeing Remezcla as the site’s editor-in-chief. Her tweets are a great mix of news, Latino-focused stories, and funny shit.

4. Viviana Rosales Olen

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If we had to distill what makes Viviana worth following to just one thing, it’d be this: She created a museum dedicated to the Olsen twins, featuring various interactive activities and beautiful works of Olsen art. Oh, and she made one for Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, too.

5.  Grace Parra

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Grace is killing it all over the place these days. Not only is she a contributor for “The Nightly Show”, she also has her own video series at Más Mejor, giving her very blunt opinions about all things politics and election. Luckily, she has enough time to also be hilarious on Twitter.

6. J. Escobedo Shepherd

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Her culture-focused writing for Jezebel is reliably funny, smart, and well worth your time. (Read. Her. Stuff.) But if you only have a few seconds to spare, read through Julianne’s twitter. It’s like spending time with that one friend who manages to say exactly what you were thinking (about Drake) so much better than you ever could.

7. Daniella Pineda

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Daniella stars on the TBS sitcom “The Detour” and also is just plain funny in general. And so is her dog, apparently.

(Yes, poop is always funny.)

8. Daniela Cadena

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Daniel is a writer at BuzzFeed who has an impeccable sense of style, both when it comes to clothes and stuff AND sharing observations that will make you, say, leave your desk really quickly so you can run to the bathroom and laugh out loud without frightening your co-workers.

9. Maria Sherman

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Maria is a writer who covers music and pop culture, which is great because following her stuff will make you feel on top of that (especially if you’re the kind of person who just listens to the same three songs on a loop for five years), plus she’s just nice and funny–two good things that are far too rare.

This Latina Survived Two Tours In Iraq Then Got Struck By Lightning

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This Latina Survived Two Tours In Iraq Then Got Struck By Lightning

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Rosa Sanchez is a soldier from Fort Bragg, Texas who bravely served her country in two tours in Iraq.

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After surviving one of the most dangerous places in the world, the Latina veteran had a near death experience once she returned to the United States.

In 2009, Sanchez was carrying her young son into a T.J. Maxx store when they were both struck by lightning.

Sanchez and her son were both burned badly during the strike. “He was burned, but he was looking up at me and screaming,” Specialist James Van Dorn, also an Iraq veteran from Fort Bragg, Texas, told the U.S. Army. “My training tells me that is a good sign, so I passed the boy over to another bystander.”

The lightning bolt entered Sanchez’s right shoulder and went through to her left foot.

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“When I got to her, I saw that she was on fire – her hair, her shirt,” Van Dorn told the U.S. Army. “It’s pouring rain and she was on fire. It just tells you how powerful lightning is. I took off my shirt and put her out as quickly as I could.”

And, in the process, the lightning bolt fused the underwire of her bra to one of her breasts.

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Doctors had to remove some of her skin to remove the underwire. “When they [the doctors] cut the skin off it obviously made one side bigger than the other,” Sanchez said during her interview on the TV series “Botched By Nature.”

“When I look at my chest now, I don’t feel like myself. I can see that it’s different and I feel deformed.” Sanchez said the injuries prevented her from being active and led her to gain weight. The injury, combined with a previous tummy tuck procedure that wasn’t executed well, left her even more uncomfortable with her appearance.

On top of the physical damage, Sanchez’s memory was also affected.

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Sanchez signed up for the TV series “Botched By Nature” to get help. Doctors gave her a breast augmentation and tummy tuck to fix some of the issues caused by the lightning strike and previous cosmetic surgery.

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“It’s a new beginning and I’m in a happy place and I’m in a good place,” Sanchez told E! News. “And I think I’m ready for whatever comes.” The doctors were able to fix the failed tummy tuck by flattening her stomach and trimming down her sides. They were also successful in giving Sanchez a breast augmentation so her breasts matched in size.

You can watch Rosa Sanchez’s “Botched By Nature” preview below!

READ: After A Routine Surgery, This Latina Woke Up With A British Accent

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