Five Urban Legends of Latinx Dead Women Ending Unfaithful Men / Cinco leyendas de mujeres espeluznantes cazando hombres infieles

Five Urban Legends of Latinx Dead Women Ending Unfaithful Men / Cinco leyendas de mujeres espeluznantes cazando hombres infieles

The underground universe of rumors and urban legends doesn’t appear to have escaped the powerful rivers of doneness exuded by every Latinx and Hispanic woman ever (whether they are aware of it or not). So, in addition to our rich tradition of signed-sealed-delivered official literature, we have a colorful scope of frightening phantasmagoric characters in our oral traditions. The motives behind these stories are mildly reminiscent of some of the gorier tales by the brothers Grimm, in which heroes would go on journeys where they lose fingers and bargain with the devil’s grandmother, all so parents could have a cold, …

Hispanic Heritage Month and the Importance of Reading from Latinx Writers

Hispanic Heritage Month and the Importance of Reading from Latinx Writers

Book Culture

Earlier this month, before Hispanic Heritage Month even started, recommendation lists with books to read during the month started to come out. And while most of them included exclusively Latin American authors, some of them also had books about Latin America from white authors, some even included the extremely controversial American Dirt. If you somehow missed all of that drama at the beginning of this year I won’t just sit here and beat an already dead horse but I will say, in short, that, that book—despite all the good intentions it might’ve had—was painfully stereotypical and opportunistic. It took the story of thousands …

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with ‘Juliet Takes a Breath’

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with ‘Juliet Takes a Breath’

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month beginning today, it only seemed to right to share a wonderfully written YA novel by the Puerto Rican, queer, Bronx-born icon Gabby Rivera. She is the first Latina to ever write for Marvel and the mastermind behind the America comics series, starring America Chavez. Juliet Takes a Breath is Rivera’s first fiction work—and an utterly smashing one at that. The story opens with Juliet Milagros Palante, a queer, Puerto Rican college student with a whole lot of questions. And, a whole lot of hope. At only nineteen years old, Bronx-born Juliet is still trying …

Books to Read for Latinx Heritage Month

Books to Read for Latinx Heritage Month

Because we need to celebrate the impact that Latin American people have had in the history and culture of the United States, as well as celebrate stories by and about Hispanic and Latin American people, here is a list of books you can read for Latinx Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15): I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sánchez Image via amazon Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family. But Julia is not your perfect …