#GirlBoss: 15 (Mostly) Non-Celebrity Latinx Women You Should Follow On Social Media
May 25, 2016 - 3:06 pm
Kat Lazo is a feminist from NYC with Peruvian and Colombian roots. She makes it her daily business to challenge the media and question the norm via Twitter, Instagram and her YouTube channel.
Zahira Kelly is an Afro Dominican mujerista, visual artist and social critic who was raised between Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and the Bronx. She uses social media to call out white supremacy and heteropatriarchy.
Janel Martinez is a scribe and NYC black Latina who uses her platform and lived experiences to shed light on and celebrate blackness in the Latino community. Her brainchild @AintILatina is one of her many vehicles for change.
Anhia Zahira Santana is, in short, an ill ass visual artist who disfigures famous faces by turning all your favorite celebs, cartoons and idols into zombie-like monsters.
Andrea Gompf is a Peruvian American writer based in Brooklyn, and the head honcho (EIC) of music and culture site Remezcla.com—all things rad.
Sharon Montero is a radio personality and TV host whose around-the-way steez and charismatic personality makes it all too easy to engage with. You can follow her daily misadventures to the salon, the plastic surgeon and all around NYC and beyond on Twitter and IG.
Massy Arias isn't exactly lesser-known, she's quite the celebrity in her own right. She's covered multiple magazines, inlcuding Latina, and credits fitness for saving her live. After her bout with depression and undergoing a tumultuous relationship that took a toll on her overall health, she turned to working out to rebuild not only her body, but her life, from the ground up.
Mechi Annaís Estévez Cruz is queer Afro Indigenous mujer who promotes socially-responsible travel in the Dominican Republic. Her site, Una Vaina Bien Spanish, is a unique language and cultural immersion program based in Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
Raquel Reichard is an editor at Latina magazine. Her cultural and political writing is informed by her interests in Latinxs in the new media landscape, the Puerto Rican diaspora in Orlando, and bodily autonomy for the Latina woman. Her bylines can also be found at NYT, Cosmo, Independent and Mic.
Pam Jones is a NYC/MIA based DJ, co-creator of the Absolut-backed #MadeReal vodka, and a purveyor of carefree culture—however careworn life can actually be.
STELLA isn't just the daughter of a legendary guitarist (Carlos Santana), she's also a budding artist determined to forge her own legacy in music. Her bohemian swag and bluesy vocals make it easy to want to sing along to her stories about love, hurt, growing pains and self-discovery.
Raquel & Rebecca are all about that Afro Latina experience, delivering a fresh perspective on black Latinidad in lifestyle and entertainment via BoriquaChicks.com
To us, Bani Amor is an all around badass. But she's also "a queer travel writer and photographer from Brooklyn by way of Ecuador who explores diasporic identities, the decolonization of travel culture, and the intersections of race, place and adventure in her work. She has been published in Paste Magazine and Bitch Media, among other outlets, and is a two-time VONA/Voices Fellow."
Juliana Pache is a writer, singer and womanist, who created the #BlackLatinxHistory hashtag. She's giving a voice to the oft-ignored Afro Latino culture 140 characters at a time.
Maria Castillo, of Ecuadorian ancestry, is one of the original female grafitti artists of the hip-hop days of yesteryear. She's also the founder of Ladies Love Project, Younity, and Warmi Paint Festival.