As Americans, we know the overwhelming impact incarceration has on our children and our communities. No longer can we afford to sit idle on the sidelines with bated breath and watch our communities deteriorate. Instead, we must place stronger demands on our government.
Despite the demographic explosion of Latinos in the country, there are still many glass ceilings that need to come down for them in TV and in Hollywood. It is within this context of implicit bias and decades of stereotypes that denigrate Latina wisdom.
For many Latina immigrants the only option for healthcare services is through women's health clinics. The closing of these clinics by state-level anti-choice policies leave our Latina sisters without options.
While Marianismo may have been an obstacle to the success of Latinas, this Latino value no longer has to be viewed as negative because Latinas are changing statistics and breaking boundaries every day.
I can be educated and be Latina. I can be in love with a white man and be Latina. I can drink Malbec and be Latina. I can also dance a mean cumbia, bake up a capirotada, and call my son "mijo" as a term of love and endearment and be me, too.