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Five Latina Feminists You Need To Be Following on Instagram Right Now

From empowerment and self love to confronting false media narratives and creating community, these accounts run by Latinas are mandatory.  

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Kimberly Guerra @brownbadassbonita

Kim Guerra is the founder of Brown Badass Bonita, a brand and movement focused on empowering Latinx women through unapologetic self love and social justice involvement. She fills her Instagram feed with original poetry surrounded by flowers, plants and butterflies. 

Guerra reminds women that they are warriors, queens and leaders and they should embrace all the beauty they possess. She highlights this in a poem. 

“Mujer, eres una guerrera.

Courage runs through your veins. You are not only a survivor, You are a warrior. Mujeres, you are worthy. You’ve lived most of your life living in shackles because no one told you you are a queen.”

She also has a store on etsy where she sells t-shirts, stickers, journals and prints of her poetry and artwork. The t-shirts are just as empowering as her poetry, with messages like “Vuela Sin Miedo, Mariposa,” “This Body is Beautiful,” and “Como La Flor That Grew Through Concrete.”

 

Luz Collective @theluzcollective

The Luz Collective is a digital home built to challenge false and inaccurate media narratives and reclaim what it means to be Latina in the U.S. 

Their Instagram feed has a major focus on mental health, with posts sending messages like “Self-care is overthrowing the systems that are designed to define, restrict and police who you are,” and “Normalize therapy, normalize medication, normalize mental health.” 

Luz Collective also has a website with articles about health and wellness, community and politics, and Latina entrepreneurs. Their store sells feminist-inspired t-shirts with messages like “Alpha Latina,” and “Allergic to Machismo,” and they just released a collection for Pride month. 

 

We All Grow Latina @weallgrowlatina

We All Grow Latina is a free membership program that provides Latinas with an online community of like-minded individuals, and content on wellness, personal development and finance. Their Instagram feed is mainly focused on social justice, mental health and financial tips. 

Recently, they have posted a lot about the Black Lives Matter movement and how the Latinx community can combat anti-blackness and make an impact. 

They posted a list of vocabulary terms in English and Spanish like “protests,” “police brutality,” and “no justice, no peace,” to encourage followers to have conversations with their family. 

Nalgona Positivity Pride @nalgonapositivitypride

Nalgona Positivity Pride is an organization dedicated to creating visibility and resources for Black, Indigenous communities of color, centered around eating disorder awareness and body positivity. 

It originated from Xicana feminism and seeks to highlight the barriers that exist for women of color impacted by body image issues and to create a space for true healing. 

NPP’s work has been featured in TeenVogue, HuffPost, NPR and several other media sources. 

Their instagram feed is filled with posts about trauma, healing, self-care, and body positivity. The founder, Gloria Lucas, specializes in intersectional eating disorders education and resources, and transforms lives through grassroots activism, digital media and public speaking. 

 

The Unapologetically Brown Series @theunapologeticallybrownseries

The Unapologetically Brown Series is a visual series utilizing public space for storytelling by queer people of color, led by Salvadoran artist Johanna Toruño. 

The artwork is heavily centered on social justice, like LGBTQ issues, feminism, racism and economic hardship for people of color. Johanna’s prints are not only all over her feed, but also posted all over the streets of Los Angeles and New York City. 

One of the most popular posts is one that reads: 

“I woke up brown the way my mother & her mother made me, the way goddesses laid the earth on my skin as a shield. My melanin love letter from my ancestors reminding me I am the heiress to the greatest gift I could receive: the crown of the sun reigning on my skin.”

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