Yalitza Aparicio Is On The Cover Of Vogue Mexico And People Are Obsessed Because It's About Time
"In tiu’n ntav’i" aka "A star is born".
So you may or may not be familiar with Yalitza Aparicio. She's the breakout star of the critically acclaimed film Roma and is winning over fans with her stellar performance.
The 26-year-old is also the latest star to grace the cover of Vogue Mexico and it's a pretty big deal because she represents an important minority community that isn't always highlighted in the mainstream.
Appearing on the fashion magazine's first cover of 2019, the former pre-school teacher is one of the few indigenous Mexican women to land such an opportunity.
And people are so here for it.
This is a cover that a lot of people think is long overdue.
Great question @PunkParaluv2, why *isn't* it normal for indigenous Mexican women to be on the cover?
Well, in Vogue Mexico's own history, the publication has typically veered towards more mainstream cover stars who don't look like the indigenous Mexican community.
And just to quickly recap a few of centuries of history, Mexico was once the heart of the Aztec Empire before it was colonised by the Spanish in 1519. As per usual, the European conquerers brought their weapons and diseases with them and many indigenous people died.