“My middle name really is perseverance. I’ve always believed that I had talent, even when I felt like a very inferior sort of person… I spent a lot of time living my life feeling that I wasn’t worthy. But even then I knew that I had something special, and maybe that’s what it takes. Maybe people need to have that kind of particular core driving them… I felt I had talent.”
Happy 87th birthday to Rita Moreno, trailblazing artist and living legend! Here she is in Loomis Dean’s 1954 photographs for LIFE and in the present-day, as gorgeous and glorious as ever.
Ok so for 2019 can we stop using “latinx” and erase it from your vocabulary. It’s extremely ignorant/disrespectful towards Latin cultures, who already use the masculine form as gender neutral. It’s also extremely selfish of you to try to force entire cultures to change because you want to be more ambiguous.