A Bunch Of Badass Latinas In Hollywood Got Together And It Warmed My Cold, Dead Heart
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So over the weekend, I was scrolling through Insta until I saw something that made me involuntarily scream "YAS!"
It was this iconic photo posted by Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez, and it's everything I wish my brunches were.
This group of #FiercelyLatinas in Hollywood got together for what appears to be the greatest get-together in the history of get-togethers.
Stephanie Beatriz, from Brooklyn Nine-Nine, told BuzzFeed that the lunch was orchestrated by Gina Rodriguez and America Ferrera.
Beatriz went on to say:
I met some amazingly smart and funny women that day, and as we all talked, we collectively agreed that there’s so much power in supporting each other. Representation matters. All of us want to see all kinds of Latinas in more leading roles in television and film, as well as producing and directing. I think it might’ve been Rosario who suggested the hashtag “fiercely Latina”, and all of us loved it. I hope that other women who identify as Latina can rally around #fiercelyLatina as a way to describe themselves: a celebration of the rich span of cultures and colors that being a Latina can look like, and as a call to shine like the fierce, bright lights that they are.