I’ve embraced the word Fat as an identity but NOT as a term of endearment. In this first volume of “Fighting Fatphobia,” I focus mostly on understanding fatphobia and how fat bodies experience oppression differently than thin bodies.
A color blind mentality is often used to invalidate the ‘colored’ Boricua experience. For my grandmother and the vast diaspora of dark Boricuas, we remain resilient against those who attempt to make us feel inferior.
My commitment to community empowerment, ethnic pride and civil rights led me to see my photographic work as not just a passion but a responsibility to document the culture, history and lifestyle of my beautiful people.
The Young Lords Party marched their way into history following in the footsteps of the Black Panthers. Often seen as an example of political activism, little is known about their history as a transnational organization.
Puerto Rico is at a standstill. Abundant welfare dollars, food stamps and federal aid have been able to keep the island afloat for a while, but these are either waning or cannot keep up with the growth of Puerto Rico’s rampant poverty.
By: Bella Vida Letty Last Friday on my weekly visit to my parents house the subject of old photos came up. Enthusiastically, I began digging around closets in search of old boxes and bins. I hit the jackpot when I found these super cool photos of Chicago in the 60′s. At first I thought my…
I know that I can’t always walk down Division Street holding my partner’s hand without feeling hesitant, but on July 27 – the day of the picnic – there will be a space in Humboldt Park full of LGBTQQ Latin@s, and allies.