vividly remember the day I watched the 2002 film adaptation of Josefina López’s play Real Women Have Curves. I saw a part of myself I’ve never seen on screen. I saw my mother, my family, and community, our traditions and customs, and most importantly, I saw me. I saw a Latina with a “normal, realistic” body experiencing love, sex, and self-empowerment. America Ferrera’s Ana Garcia is a Mexican American whose low-income family lives in East Los Angeles. Her family, culture, and tradition have dictated her life and now her future. However, this dynamic character knows she can do and be more!
As we head into the fall, I’m reflecting back to the ladies I spent my summertime watching. These women of … More
We are gearing up for the pumpkin lattes (and really, pumpkin everything), fall jackets and boots, scarves, and of course the fall television line up. I’m very excited this year because this summer has given me hope that there will be more intersectional feminist shows coming soon.
Here are my summer faves!