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Film director/writer Kayden Phoenix was tired of seeing how Latinas were portrayed in films. “We’re much more than the typical chola, maid, sex worker, or ‘illegal’ that doesn’t speak English,” said Phoenix.

As her own act of breaking down stereotypes, she created the graphic novel Jalisco, a crime-fighting folklorico dancer who is searching for her mom in the midst of the femicide in Mexico.

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