Category: Society & Culture

Latinx On The Rise is a podcast focusing on conversations with high achieving Latinx movers and shakers. Under the current political climate, the Latinx community continue to be relegated by being told what and who they are with little space to share perspective of our own stories. From queer identity to Afro-Latinidad we are constantly reminded there is little room for our stories to reach the masses. Latinx On The Rise has changed that landscape with representation of all kinds of Latinx- Americans across the country who are excited to share their achievements and hope to inspire listeners.

Ni gorditas, ni flaquitas, sólo sanitas!

July 22, 2019

I sat down with Justina Adorno, one of the stars of ABC's new show, Grand Hotel produced by Eva Longoria. The first episode struck a very personal cord with me when Justina's character is called, "Gordita." There are so many words in our culture that are meant to be compliments but some have lasting negative affect. We also talk about Grand Hotel and the expansion of Latinx roles. Grand Hotel does a great job of showing natural diversity, if you can believe it, it's almost like real life. I joke, but many TV shows seem to be forcing diversity these days with no commitment to the characters. This show puts the characters front and center, their ethnicity is an after thought.  

 

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