To all the women:

🌸Support your sisters (not only cis-ters) 🌸Don’t let people dictate what you should be 🌸Be who you want to be 🌸Wear what you want to wear 🌸Fulfill your dreams 🌸Take no shit from anybody 🌸Make every day women’s day.

You are all smart, beautiful, powerful and special. 👩🏻👩🏼👩🏽👩🏾👩🏿 Have a great day! Great week. Great month. Great year. Great life.

Happy women’s day!

Illustration by Cynthia Kittler

Latinx women are breathtaking. Latinx women deserve to be treated like human beings because we are. Latinx women are so capable and strong and intelligent and amazing. Latinx women have come so far and deserve so much more. Latinx women deserve to be happy, healthy, and safe. Latinx women are multitalented and giving and we don’t hear it enough. Latinx women have broken barriers, can break barriers, and will break barriers. Latinx women are so precious. Latinx women are allowed to cry and have feelings and feel sad. Latinx women need to be treated with more respect. Latinx women deserve the world. Latinx women must be respected at all times. Latinx women are hardworking and discredited. Latinx women stand together and call out abuse. Latinx women are humans. Latinx women are deserving and great. Latinx women face so much adversity and don’t deserve the hatred they face. Latinx women are allowed to feel angry without people fetishizing their anger. Latinx women are deserving of life and respect no matter where they were born. Latinx women are not creatures, but humans. Latinx women are not spices, but humans. Latinx women are allowed to speak out against things that are unjust. Latinx women need more representation in the media. Latinx women come in all colors, shapes, sizes, and from all over the world. Latinx women speak any language. Latinx women are introverted or extroverted or ambiverts. Latinxs women are allowed to be shy or outgoing. Latinx women are doctors, lawyers, stay at home mothers, teachers, janitors, chefs, cashiers, hairstylists, dancers, politicians, sex workers, accountants, vets, dentists, volunteers, artists, public speakers, managers, therapists, nannies, models, writers, athletes- everything and all deserving of the utmost respect. Latinx women own their own bodies and are in control of their own lives. Latinx women love. Latinx women are allowed to feel numb. Latinx women are revolutionary. Latinx women are, but not limited to, bisexual, pansexual, lesbian, unsure, trans, asexual- unending. Latinx women are Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Atheistic, Agnostic, Pagan and more. Latinx women do not deserve to be fetishized. Latinx women are humans, not sex objects. Latinx women are allowed to struggle with physical, mental, and developmental illnesses. Latinx women are survivors. Latinx women are warriors. Latinx women are allowed to laugh and cry. Latinx women are allowed to rest. Latinx women are so much more than what is written in this post. Latinx women deserve justice. Latinx women deserve to not be spoken over. Latinx women deserve positivity. Latinx women deserve to not have their issues derailed or ignored. Latinx women are so beautiful.

AFRO-LATINA models & look slayers in general to follow on social media - part 1 From the TOP LEFT to BOTTOM RIGHT (instagrams linked): Joan Smalls (Puerto Rican), Amara La Negra (Dominican-American), Monica Style Muse (Dominican-American), Lineisy Montero (Dominican), Mariane Calazan (Brazilian), Anastasia Lovera (Dominican-American), Paula Almeida (Brazilian), Anne Barreto (Brazilian), Laís Ribeiro (Brazilian), Juliana Nalú (Brazilian). Part 2 here - (Sorry if I didn’t include any fave of yours, these are some I follow myself - if you have any recommendations for future posts, let me know)