I met a woman representing the foreign rights for a country I forget, and as I told her about my book she said, “But you don’t look Mexican.” It surprised me. Not because I hadn’t heard it before, but because I hadn’t heard that line in a couple of years. I certainly had heard it enough to know what to say. And because she represented a possible market, I said it with a smile. “This (meaning me) is what Mexican looks like.” That foreign rights woman, with her declaration, also reminded me of the purpose of this book. Really, you should never tell someone they don’t look like your conception of what they should be. In her mild defense, the media bears some responsibility in our portrayals. The range is incredibly limited, from the hot, sexy, voracious and insatiable Latina, to humble, oppressed and victimized women who haven’t learned how to say “yes” instead of “si.”

tortillapower:

María Félix in La Cucaracha (The Soldiers of Pancho Villa) 1959 dir. Ismael Rodríguez

#GPOY
#MeDicenLaDoña

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plightofexistence:

africa-will-unite:

sugabelly:

cosmicyoruba:

I can never not reblog this.

“What is this pink person? It doesn’t have skin”

Funniest thing EVER

With pure honesty not hatred or bigotry.

the ideals of beauty are really man-made

this is hilarious.

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biryani-barbie:

mpreggingwithstyles:

okay so halloween is coming up let’s all agree to stay away from sugar skull makeup unless you are latin@ and fully recognize that dia de los muertos is a completely different holiday from halloween thank

this plus also pls don’t use bronzer to make yourself darker if yr gonna be portraying a character of a different race than yours thats not cool

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jadiemunster:

Hmmm.. Which is more acceptable? These boobie glasses? Or the mama breastfeeding? To me, both! I love boobs! Boobs are awesome! #lennonjoey #breastisbest #breastfeeding #blissfulbreastfeeder #breastfeedinginpublic #iloveboobs @blissfulbreastfeeder @theleakyboob

jadiemunster:

Hmmm.. Which is more acceptable? These boobie glasses? Or the mama breastfeeding? To me, both! I love boobs! Boobs are awesome! #lennonjoey #breastisbest #breastfeeding #blissfulbreastfeeder #breastfeedinginpublic #iloveboobs @blissfulbreastfeeder @theleakyboob


k8-catastrophe:

Paris was the best.

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Don’t you ever say I just walked away. I will always want you…


AMAZING cover! James Arthur was meant to sing this song. The lyrics actually have meaning now.