Latinx Colorism is Literally Killing Muslims and Black People. Recently, Puerto Rican drag queen and makeup enthusiast Jason/April Carrión came under fire after what was intended to be a makeup exploration of Boricua culture. The series, Carrión explained on the Instagram post, sought out to use coffee grounds to demonstrate the varying skin shades between…

On Monday April 10 in the afternoon, UCSD hosted the “Remembering Asuncion Nochixtlan” event. Before the “State Violence,Building Bridges and Global Struggles of Resistance” panel started, two of the panelists and main organizers of the event, Elybeth Sofia Alcantar and Mariela Leticia Dieguez, stood, asking the crowd to rise and give a prayer and moment…

Las Fotos Project epitomizes “Girl Power.” This emerging girl gang, photo-club represents the next wave of conscious, unapologetic, womxn who value the importance of documenting their own cultures with a creative and evocative approach. Since their founding in Boyle Heights in 2009, this non-profit organization has empowered girls between the ages of 11 and 18…

Crystal Galindo is a powerful Yaqui-Xicana,  who’s constantly creating influential art for women of color. The Bay Area resident believes in the importance of representation and uplifting other muxeres, through portraying them as activists, Azteca goddesses, and covering them with sweet Mexican dulces. Crystal spoke to me about her unapologetic presence in art and how important…

How will the world remember this moment in history? What perspective will be written, what story heard, and above all who will remain in our collective memory? Collective memory is a form of historical storytelling — it cultivates our cultural identity through testimonios of our ancestors before us. As the daughter of Peruvian and Nicaraguan…