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Resilient Women: LGBTQ and Human Rights Activist, Marielle Franco

Resilient Women: LGBTQ and Human Rights Activist, Marielle Franco

| May Aguirre
Marielle was a human rights activist who was dedicated to speaking up against police violence, an advocate for the marginalized, the poor, the LGBTQ community, and women.  Born Marielle Francisco da Silva on July 27, 1979, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she grew up in a favela called Maré. 
Resilient Women: Latina Living Legend, Rita Moreno

Resilient Women: Latina Living Legend, Rita Moreno

| May Aguirre
Before Rita Moreno came to be, she was born Rosa Dolores Alverío on December 11, 1931 in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Her childhood was spent on a farm, up until she was 5 years old when her mother had saved up enough money to move to New York. There, she took dance classes, and at the age of 11, she w...
Resilient Women: La Doña, María de los Ángeles Félix

Resilient Women: La Doña, María de los Ángeles Félix

| May Aguirre
Perhaps one of Mexico’s most iconic figures is “La Doña”, otherwise known as María Félix. Octavio Paz wrote, "María was born twice: her parents begat her, and she later invented herself". María de los Ángeles Félix was born on April 8, 1914 in Álamos, Sonora to Bernardo Félix Flores, a military o...
Daughter of God: Khristine Lorraine

Daughter of God: Khristine Lorraine

| Alejandra Aguirre
I shared on my Instagram post about being Black, Hispanic and a DACA Recipient; sometimes I feel like all the odds are against me. I've experienced racism, discrimination and hurtful comments simply because I am all of these things. I have at times been forced to choose a race/ethnicity and have ...
Reclaiming Cultural Identity Through Self Expression

Reclaiming Cultural Identity Through Self Expression

| Risa Takenaka
I am passionate about working alongside them to elevate Cadena Collective and broaden its reach. This brand embodies the act of creating an intentional space to celebrate culture -- in this case, Latinx -- through conversation, education, and honoring its rich history. The jewelry and clothing so...
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