9 Strong Blogs By Latinas To Empower Women Everywhere

Being a feminist and a woman of colour can come with its own set of obstacles .~ ATAGEND

That’s why many Latinas have stimulated it a point to discuss these challenges and personal experiences through individual blogs. In their own words, these bloggers have described what it’s like to be a feminist within a culture that can be extremely male-centric, sometimes misconstrues feminism and apparently remains steadfast in keeping traditional gender capacities in place. But Latinas also face more universal defies, which align with what many women around the world fighting for gender equality too experience.

Keeping in recollection that it is possible enlightening to read the specific and not-so-specific struggles numerous women working in emblazon face, here are nine powerful blogs written by Latinas that seek to empower women everywhere.

Check them out below:

1 “This Women’s History Month, I Refuse to Celebrate Your Feminism, ” by Barbara Sotaita

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In response to white feminism, Yale Graduatestudent Barbara Sotaita lately wrote about the type of all-inclusive feminism she’d like to celebrate during this Women’s History Month.

“This Women’s History Month, I refuse to celebrate a grey feminism that keeps women of colour on the margins. This Women’s History Month, I refuse to celebrate a white-hot feminism that alienates, suppress and crushes women of hue. I don’t is intended to be be informed about the first Latina[ sets public bureau entitlement] or the first Asian[ insert professional sports designation ]. I’m sick of women of color only being mentioned and seen deserving when we are the “first, ” when we fit neatly into a container crafted by white-hot women’s form of record. We ought to have, are, and has all along been ‘exceptional’ and ‘important.'”

Read the full blog here .

2 “Why We Involve to Stop Teaching Women to Rationalize, ” by Amanda Alcantara

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Amanda Alcantara is anactivist and co-founder of La Galeria Magazine. In December, the Dominican writer wrote a personal essay on why she and other women should stop rationalizing so much.

“I’m extremely apologetic. I’ve known this for a while. I mostly apologize for existing. Yet the realization has become clearer recently where I’ve begun to notice that it goes beyond forever replying ‘I’m sorry.’ It actually manifests itself in my hesitance to represent myself, in my ambivalence in making decisions, in my anxiety, in my posture, even in my pen.

And I’m so damn tired of waiting. I’m tired de andar encojiendome like I’m supposed to do now stir cavity for other kinfolks. Like exclusively I get to determine whether an interaction goes well.”

Read the full blog here .

3 “Dear Woke Brown Girl, ” by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

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Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguezis a self-described “Chonga Mujerista” and the status of women behind Latina Rebels. The Nicaragua feminist often writes about her experiences as a Latina, a feminist and more.In this personal essay from February, she speaks to woke chocolate-brown ladies everywhere.

“You are everlasting. You are neither here nor there, but everywhere. You carry the hood in your veins and academia in your heart. You have not forgotten where you come from, but have learned and made your course into infinites not necessitate for you. Spaces that are uninviting to your nature. You are poderosa like that. Your vocabulary is vast and your wit is sharp-worded. You are unstoppable.”

Read the fullblog here .

4 “When A 12 Year-Old Girl On Brazil’s ‘MasterChef Jr.’ Arouses Adult Men, We Requirement To Talk About Rape Culture, ” by Carol Patrocinio

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After soldiers began sexualizing and posting explicit statements about a12-year-old “MasterChef Junior” rival online, Brazilian journalist Carol Patrocinio abducted the moment to discuss abigger problem in Brazil and all over the world of sexualizing women working in a young age.

“Day after period, our society continues to realise girls more vulnerable. And sexuality is the fastest space to achieve that. Girls are encouraged to have relationships with older soldiers, because, it is said, the objective is full-grown for their age. Women get pregnant: socially, they take full responsibility for the newborn. Abortion is illegal in Brazil — although it is occurs in massive counts across all social classes and regions. Older men know how to convince daughters to do what they require. Adolescent fathers cease school, don’t attend college, and settle for underemployment because they need to support their children. Additionally, women who were victims of crime culture as young girls are considered sluts.”

Read the full blog here .

5 “My Culture Taught Me to be a Homemaker. Thanks, but I Crave More, ” by Aleichia Williams

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Afro-Latina writer Aleichia Williams discussedher journey reconciling herfeminist ideals with her family’s insisting she become ahomemaker. In the blog, published in September, Williams discusses feelinglimited as the status of women in her culture .

“I don’t think I ever truly had a problem with what I was ‘meant to do’ as a girl in my culture. What riled me most were these limitations and suggestions womanhood imposed on my being. For example, when I was fourteen I had moved to Honduras. One day I decided to climb up a mango tree and when their own families found out where I was I was berated , not for the danger of climbing but because ‘girls should not climb trees.’ I could remember being angry for dates after that making to myself what does being a girl have to do with trees? It doesn’t make sense. As I got older I found that I was perpetually trying to convince their own families that who I was not entirely associated with being a girl. I just wanted to be me.”

Read the full blog here .

6 “My Life as a Latina Feminist, ” by Tatiana K. Tenreyro

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Writer Tatiana K. Tenreyro recognise as a teen that feminism can be a word of numerous delusions in Latino culture. In her blog, Tenreyrowritesabout the ways feminismwaserroneously drew while she lived in Puerto Rico and why Latinas need feminism.

“During my senior year, one of my professors decided to discuss feminism in class, despite it not being related to the subject we were studying. He asked us if we knew what feminism was. He erroneously informed us that feminism was the same as misogyny. While I tried to explain that there are different types of feminism and feminists do am worried about men’s rights as well, my classmates told me to just shut up and discussed how disgusting feminists are.

Experiencing this obliged me realize that numerous young girls and women are misinformed about the real signify of feminism … Latinas need feminism. We are the ones who are most affected in the compensation chink and are also among the most affected by domestic violence, among other issues.”

Read the full blog here .

7 “Holding Out for Latina Heroines and Filmmakers, ” by Yovanka Sanchez

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Producer Yovanka Sanchez “ve opened” about her struggles in the industry and the need for Latinas on-screen to be true to lifeand not character that lean into the trophy-wife and sex vixen stereotypes.

“Despite the fact that Latin maidens play a big character in the box office and we are the CEOs of our homes, our stories are not being told or reflected on the big screen. I anticipate Hollywood is not going to offer my daughter a role model on whom she can feel proud and truly attend herself. This is why I want to tell legends about Latina protagonists who are strong, smart, beautiful and independent.”

Read the full blog here .

8 “When Your Sparkle Blinds Them, ” by Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

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Writer Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguezchampioned the need for women everywhere to be unapologetically themselves in her recent blog, “When Your Sparkle Blinds Them.”The potent word discusses the required to yourself despite sexism, men’s egos and other societal limitations.

“I be considered that as a society, we have a huge derision among women who unapologetically play-act masculinity. Symbolizing my self-affirmations and haughtiness are to be rejected simply because I am female. We like words like settlement and reconciliation and harmony, but what about temper and tenacious and detest? I need to sit in full esteem of my prowess without having to apologize to any person for my words, for they are likely hurt his self-love. I need to hold my strength and my tone and clod at it, enjoy it, since it had been long overdue.”

Read the full blog here .

9 “What Makes a ‘Real Woman’? ” by Selenis Leyva

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“Orange is the New Black” star Selenis Leyvagrew tired of hearing the Netflix series be”complimented”for throw “real women” in the demo. The actress opposed back in a July blogand explained why people have been using the term”real woman” incorrect.

“It’s a backhanded compliment. You interpret, I’ve heard it used on red carpets, in interviews and in reviews, and it’s ever part of describing our direct. We are being ‘complimented’ by being told, ‘it’s so great to realise all you women who shouldn’t be on the screen be on the screen! ‘ We pat ourselves on the back for countenancing ‘Real Women’ and we say we ‘love’ it, and yet, somehow, we are still continue the notion that viewing diverse women working in TV is unique and not the norm — not how it should be.”

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