“Women are soft and delicate and should be seen and not heard.”
Yeah… you can throw that whole narrative away because women in 2022 are changing their destiny and holding the door open for others to run through proudly. I mean, where would we be without Sonia Sotomayer, Frida Khalo, and the icons of the Chicana movement? But it doesn't stop there; with the power of social media, more women have been able to share the spotlight on their causes and stories. Who are these groundbreaking and ceiling-shattering women? We have rounded up six badass Latinas worth following on social media.
Indya Moore is a groundbreaking model, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actress for FX’s Pose. But more recently, she has been making news for her activism on human rights on the red carpet and her social media. Using her journey as a trans woman to highlight the crimes and indecency happening in the LGBTQIA community and spotlight how the voices continue to go unheard for Black and Brown community members. Indya’s social media following continues to share current issues in Iran, BLM, and more. She doesn’t just bring her passion to the screen; she makes sure it’s visible on her everyday platforms.
Jamie Sarai Magolia
Think you’re too young to have a voice & start a movement? Meet Jamie Sarai Magolia, the badass climate change activist who began her first foundation at age 15. Now she is the founder & director of the global climate change foundation Zero Hour. She is using her social media to invite other young voices to stand up and raise their voices against climate change and the destruction of natural resources. When she’s not busy dismantling the system, she runs her animation studio and attends NYU.
This 25-year-old woman started gaining traction with her foundation, Population Mic. In 2018 she joined other forces and positioned a lawsuit against the Trump administration to enforce that those already in the program should not have to fear deportation. She is creating the inspiration for her foundation and social media to advocate for the immigrants at the border of California, educate her followers on the everyday triumphs, and tell the stories of strife happening daily.
Amanda is the founder and mastermind behind the uplifting page @afrolatinas_ on Instagram, breaking down vanity barriers of what Hollywood and Latin America have shown us over the years—providing proof that Latinas are not a monolith and have a variety of skin tones, features, and appearances—even using the platform to highlight heavy topics within the community and spotlight the dismissed issues for Afro-Latinx.
Kim Guerra’s badass power is healing, and that is precisely what she is presenting to her platform. Using her platform to break down the complex and robust exterior that Latinas are faced and share a moment to be vulnerable in her social posts that feel like a moment of meditation, affirmations, and visibility. With her background as a licensed therapist and author, she uses her words as a form of comfort to her fellow Mujeres.
Camila Rosa is a Brazilian-raised and residing artist who brings her bold and colorful art to her hometown and city streets. Her work displays the strength and unity of womanhood by highlighting social and political issues from a bright perspective. Her characters show women in a powerful stance that champions the voices and unity of women in all communities.
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