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These Women Are Using Selfies To Reclaim #Latina Identity On Tumblr

Reclaiming the Latina Tag founder Xochilt Montaño sees selfies as "an act of resistance."

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Montaño sees the selfie as an "act of resistance" against stereotypes.

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RTLT regularly makes calls for "Bomb the Latina Tag" sprints, where readers submit photos tagged #latina with information "anywhere from descent, memories, achievements and goals, or random thoughts."

Many contributors have been reblogged by fetishists when they tag their selfies.

"It’s pretty tiring having to block all the fetishizing perverts, but it’s worth [it] if we stop seeing hypersexualized (without permission) or demeaning memes on the latina tag. And to creepy people who fetishize yo y mis hermanas: this GIF is for you."

Taking back the tag is about celebration, says Montaño: "I want to let people know that there are Latina politicians, writers, activists, scientists, athletes, academics, artists, and award-winning actresses and musicians."

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"I want to celebrate the accomplishments of Latina women and also show that Latinas have different nationalities, races, sexual orientations, ethnicities, psychical characteristics, and social classes..."

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