Award-winning Salvadoran American journalist focused on women's rights & Latino issues from Texas. IWMF Fellow. Currently serving as interim communications director of Jolt Texas.
Leticia journeyed from Guatemala to the U.S for the same reason as thousands of others. She dreamed of a better life for herself and her young son. But her son was ripped from her arms at the border due to harsh U.S. immigration policies, and she was deported. Her son remained separated from her for two years, and now lives in foster care in the U.S. Leticia, with support from organizations is fighting to see him again.
On the same day her husband, and presidential candidate Julián Castro, escorted a group of LGBTQ asylum seekers who were in Mexico under President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico policy” across a border bridge to their native Texas, his wife, and longtime educator, Erica Castro, sat down with The Mujerista to talk about her role as a math teacher, a Latina in today’s society, and as the wife of the first Latino Democratic candidate for president.
Our interview with Beto O’Rourke’s Director of Latinx Messaging, Claudia Tristán, and his position on Latinx issues
Claudia Tristán, who serves as the Director of Latinx Messaging for O’Rourke’s campaign, said his dedication and interest in the Latinx community, from speaking Spanish fluently to addressing his community in Spanish at a small press conference following the attack, is genuine and worthy of noting amid a crowded race that includes 19 opponents as of September.
Fourth-generation Mexican-American Jake Tafoya was raised in a family of lawyers but yearned for something different from a young age. That curiosity cemented Jake's destiny as a future trailblazing Latina in the Dallas-Fort Worth beauty industry whose team has had the opportunity to work on celebrities like Selena Gomez and Denise Bidot.
Cynthia Gonzalez’s Salvies Who Lunch is an empowering space for fellow Salvadorans to celebrate their roots
Cynthia Gonzalez grew up in south-central Los Angeles with a strong sense of pride in her Salvadoran roots, but no one to celebrate her heritage with outside her family.
“He never had a chance.” That’s what Sandra Reed said at the start of a rally in front of the Texas governor’s mansion calling for a retrial for her son, Rodney Reed.
Reed, 51, has been on death row in Texas since 1998 and is scheduled to be executed on 20 November for murder.
An array of supporters even beyond his own family, ranging from some relatives of the woman he was convicted of killing to a world-famous nun, argue that Reed is innocent and is a casualty of a criminal justice system...
Vying for a Senate seat is a tall order for a longtime workers’ rights advocate who has never held political office before — much less joining a race with six other Democrats also throwing their hats in the ring for the party’s nomination. But Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez promises to run an unapologetically progressive campaign that calls for immediate and aggressive action on several issues.
Ana Bermudez wasn't meant to be a success story, but she is. Her tenacity and dedication to fulfilling her American dream helped her overcome numerous obstacles throughout her life. Today, the San Diego native is a successful technology entrepreneur and advocate for the advancement of women of color in business.
22 innocent lives taken. Countless families shattered. A community united in tragedy. A country grappling with two mass shootings in less than 24 hours.
This is the cruel reality the El Paso, Texas community is facing after an alleged domestic terrorist killed at least 22 people and injured at least two dozen others at a Walmart near Cielo Vista Mall on the morning of Saturday, August 3. The number of fatalities is two shy of the total number of fatalities the border city experienced in 2018.
Mother And Son In Church Sanctuary For 3-Plus Years Prevail Amid Increasing Fines, Deportation Threats
In a letter Hilda Ramirez received in June, ICE claims she is living at the church to evade arrest. She is accused of having “connived or conspired” to prevent her deportation.
She and her allies are convinced this is retaliation against her immigrant rights activism.
Growing up in a Mexican-American household, Yvonne Guidry was a stranger to the concept of putting herself first. Purchases were always made with frugality and purpose in mind. Traveling to far away places was a luxury her family didn't fathom. "If I bought something, it had to make sense," Yvonne told POPSUGAR.
As an adult, treating herself continued a concept far out of her reach.
A mother and her American-born teenage son are suing two US government agencies and speaking out over the inhumane conditions they said he endured while taken into border custody for more than three weeks.
Francisco Galicia, 18, from Edinburg, Texas, was released from detention earlier this week after an ordeal in which he said he lost 26 pounds, was kept in a crowded space with 60 others and, for 23 days, wasn’t allowed to call his family or a lawyer, brush his teeth, or use the restroom.
The not-for-profit organization that operates a brand new US government detention facility for migrant youths says the last teenagers detained there will leave by the end of the week – just a few weeks after the center was opened and the media were taken on tours.
Since its premiere in 2018 on Starz, the groundbreaking and GLAAD award-winning show VIDA, has offered a refuge to Latinxs who have felt desperate and alone in a world that appears divided and intolerant. ..