“No hay nada más hermoso que la risa.Es tener la fortaleza de reir y abandonarse. Ser iluminado. La tragedia es lo más ridículo.“ -Frida Kahlo

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light. Tragedy is the most ridiculous thing”. - Frida Kahlo

11 Books By Latinas Every Feminist Should Add To Their Collection

For decades, Latina authors have written empowering stories of women navigating family, culture and societal norms to find their true selves.

Books by Gabby Rivera and Alida Nugent have most recently helped paint a portrait of what it means to be a Latina feminist today. But even before these women put pen to paper, authors like Sandra Cisneros and Laura Esquivel were already paving the way with narratives centered on strong Latina women.

In the spirit of intersectional feminism, we compiled a list of 11 books by Latina authors that every feminist should read.


These three photos had a great impact on me because it shows how Frida was so good with children and how much she wanted some of her own,but unfortunately it wasn’t possible.

“I had the illusion that one day I’ll have a little Deiguito that cries a lot, but since there is no other choice I had to endure it. In fact there are thousands of things that always walk in the most complete mystery. Anyway I have the luck of a cat, because I don’t die easily and that is always something!”

-Frida Kahlo

Tuve un gran impacto con estas tres fotos, porque demuestra como Frida era maravillosa con los niños y como anhelaba tener hijos de ella. Pero desafortunadamente no se pudo.

“Tenía yo tanta ilusión de tener a un Dieguito chiquito que lloré mucho, pero ya que pasó no hay más remedio que aguantarme… En fin, miles de cosas que siempre andan en el misterio más completo. De todos modos tengo suerte de gato, pues no me muero tan fácilmente y ¡siempre es algo!”

-Frida Kahlo

“You deserve the best, the very best, because you are one of the few people in this lousy world who are honest to themselves, and that is the only thing that really counts ”. -Frida Kahlo
“Tu mereces lo mejor de lo mejor, porque tu eres una de esas pocas personas que, en este mísero mundo, siguen siendo honestas consigo mismas y esa es la única cosa que realmente cuenta” -Frida K.